Simon C. Knowling
Simon C. Knowling
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-7374
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Head of Torys’ REITs Practice. Practice focuses on commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law, commercial real estate, private mergers & acquisitions (domestic and cross-border) and bank financing. Extensive experience in all aspects of securities law for real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial real estate transactions and joint ventures/partnerships. Particular expertise acting for issuers and underwriting syndicates in public and private equity and debt financings involving real estate companies and REITs (domestic, cross-border and international), including initial public offerings. Clients include Consumers’ Waterheater Income Fund (now EnerCare) and The Consumers’ Waterheater Operating Trust (now EnerCare Solutions Inc.), First Capital Realty and BayBridge Seniors Housing Trust. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB, 1994, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. BA, 1991, Carleton University.
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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) completed a public offering of $300 million principal amount of Series Y senior unsecured debentures.
EnerCare Inc. and EnerCare Solutions Inc. announced on July 24, 2014, that they entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Direct Energy Marketing Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica plc, to purchase Direct Energy's Ontario home and small commercial services (OHCS) business for a purchase price of $550 million.