40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Shane Hardy is a partner with an extensive trademark practice. He has acted as counsel to a wide range of Canadian and international intellectual property rights holders and assisted in the acquisition, licensing, protection, and enforcement of some of the world's most famous trademarks. Shane is also a Registered Trademark Agent and recognized as a leading lawyer by the World Trademark Review (WTR1000): The World's Leading Trademark Professionals for his work in prosecution, contentious, and transactional matters. Shane is often called upon by brand owners around the world to assist in the acquisition of businesses that have brands and intellectual property as core assets. He is a previous recipient of a Lexpert Rising Stars Award and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.
Roots Canada Ltd. (Roots) completed the sale of a majority stake in Roots to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (Searchlight), with the co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green retaining a significant equity ownership. This investment will support the brand’s next phase of growth. The terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Campari) acquired Forty Creek Distillery Ltd., a leading independently owned spirits company in Canada, the producer of the award winning Forty Creek range of premium and fast growing Canadian whiskies.