Lawyer Profile Detail

Robert O. Hansen




Capital Markets
Private Transactions
Public M&A








Osgoode Hall Law School


Ontario, 1999


Robert Hansen is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto.

Robert’s core practice involves advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Purchasers, vendors, targets and special committees of boards of directors rely on Robert’s advice in connection with the purchase and sale of shares and assets of public and private companies. Issuers, investment dealers and investors look to Robert in connection with offerings of equity and debt securities by way of private placement and prospectus (including initial public offerings, new issues and secondary offerings). Robert also regularly advises clients on continuous disclosure and corporate governance matters.

In 2008, Robert was named among Lexpert’s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40". Robert is also recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, Private Equity and Corporate Mid-Market).

Robert is on the faculty of The Directors College, Canada’s first university accredited corporate director development program, founded by the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Robert also teaches a seminar for the advanced securities law programs at the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) from the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993, and his LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School in 1997. Robert was called to the Ontario bar in 1999.


  • Advising ORBCOMM on its acquisition of SkyWave Mobile Communications
  • Advising Lafarge Canada on its acquisition of the ready-mix business of James Dick Construction Ltd.
  • Advising CIBC on the sale of its Aeroplan credit card portfolio to TD Bank
  • Advising GE Capital on the sale of its vehicle fleet leasing business to Element Financial
  • Advising Primaris REIT on its sale to a consortium led by H&R REIT and KingSett Capital
  • Advising Leon’s Furniture on its acquisition of The Brick
  • Advising Score Media on its sale to Rogers and the spin-out to its shareholders of theScore
  • Advising ABRY Partners in connection with the sale of Q9 Networks to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC and BCE
  • Advising BCE in connection with its acquisition of an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
  • Advising Scotiabank on its sale of TLS Fleet Systems to Element Financial
  • Advising BCE on its acquisition of CTV Globemedia from The Woodbridge Company, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Torstar


  • Advising theScore on a bought deal public offering for proceeds of $26.5 million
  • Advising theScore on a bought deal public offering and concurrent private placement for proceeds of $17.25 million
  • Advising the underwriters on a public offering by Spectra7 Microsystems for proceeds of $8.05 million
  • Advising the underwriters on a secondary public offering by shareholders of DHX Media for proceeds of $133 million and a bought deal public offering by DHX Media for proceeds of $40.3 million



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