This blog voices our perspectives on developments in M&A and private equity, comments on the impact of changes to corporate-commercial laws as they may affect M&A activity, relates insights derived from our experiences handling some of the largest and most complex transactions, and shares best practices from our adventures in deal-making.
Partner, Co-Head of M&A
Cameron Belsher has extensive experience on mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, public and private equity and debt financings, substantial debt restructurings; project development and complex financial arrangements in the resources sectors. He also often acts as general counsel to management teams and their Boards on a multitude of domestic and cross-border corporate, commercial and securities law issues.
Managing Partner, London, UK
Robert Brant is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer, focusing his practice on international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and international securities offerings. He regularly advises a wide range of Canadian and international companies in connection with European M&A and corporate finance transactions (including new stock exchange listings), as well as significant commercial contracts. Robert’s experience extends to a number of different sectors with a focus on oil and gas and mining.
Heidi Gordon has a general corporate and securities law practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. She also provides advice to public company clients on corporate governance and securities law requirements, including continuous disclosure matters. She is the Chief Editor and a regular contributor to the McCarthy Tétrault mergers and acquisitions blog, Canadian M&A Perspectives.
Éric Gosselin has extensive experience in all major areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, corporate restructuring and financing. He has advised on a number of Canadian and cross-border acquisitions. He acts for a variety of manufacturers of food and alcoholic beverages. He has assisted such manufacturers in both regulatory matters and general commercial matters.
Matthew Harris practices in the field of corporate and securities law, with a focus on corporate governance requirements and corporate finance and M&A transactions. His experience includes advising clients in connection with securities offerings, M&A transactions, IPOs, stock exchange listings and corporate reorganizations. He also provides advice on corporate governance matters and on compliance with securities laws and stock exchange rules, including continuous disclosure requirements.
Paulina Bogdanova is an associate in our Business Law group in Toronto. She maintains a general business law practice that involves public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance (debt and equity) and other corporate transactions across a variety of industries. Paulina’s practice also involves advising public company clients on corporate governance and ongoing securities law requirements, including continuous disclosure. Paulina is the Associate Editor and an active contributor to the firm’s M&A blog, Canadian Mergers and Acquis...
Montréal, Québec City
Philippe Leclerc has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and securities law. He has been involved in numerous of business transactions, including initial public offerings, acquisitions, take-overs, and public and private financings (notably in the life sciences and technology sectors as well as project financings in the infrastructure sector), both in Canada and abroad. He is a lecturer in securities and corporate laws at Laval University.
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New York, Toronto
David Tennant has extensive experience in securities law, mergers and acquisitions. He acts on a number of proxy battles, for both dissident shareholders and defending boards, as well as securities law counsel for several of our public company clients, providing guidance on board and governance matters.
David Woollcombe is an experienced advisor on mergers & acquisitions, having assisted many Canadian and international businesses on acquisition, divestiture or reorganization transactions. He has advised Boards of Directors and dissidents on proxy fights, governance and contested matters. He advises clients on governance matters and has assisted clients in structuring joint ventures and related shareholders agreements. He has experience across a broad range of industries, including financial services, natural resources, technology and media/tel...
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