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P.C. Gow



Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 416-601-7677


Law School

University of Windsor

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1982

Graham Gow is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance matters.

Recent public company merger and acquisition transactions:

  • competing bids by Kingsett Capital and H&R REIT for Primaris REIT;
  • competing takeover bids by London Stock Exchange and Maple Group (a consortium of 13 Canadian banks, pension funds and other institutions) to purchase the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Montreal Exchange;
  • competing bids by Royal Gold and Franco Nevada to acquire International Royalty Corporation;
  • competing bids by Callisto Capital and Schlegal Holdings to purchase Homewood;
  • competing takeover bids by Xstrata plc and Norilsk Nickel for LionOre Nickel;
  • hostile takeover bid by Central African Mining & Exploration Company PLC for Katanga Mining Ltd.;
  • Scotiabank’s investment in Dundee Wealth Inc.;
  • GE’s investment in Dundee REIT;
  • Acquisition of Draxis Health Inc. by Jubilant Organosys Ltd.;
  • cross-border merger of BFI Canada and IESI Corporation;
  • cross–border merger of Bumble Bee Seafood and Connors Bros. Income Fund;
  • contested takeover bids for Canada Life by Manulife and Great West Life;
  • contested bid by Inwest Investments Ltd. for Drug Royalty Corporation Inc.;
  • contested bids by Future Shop and Trilogy for Chapters Inc.;
  • contested bid by Rio Tinto for the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund; and
  • contested bids by Noranda Inc. and Billiton plc for Rio Algom Ltd.

Graham regularly acts for public companies in connection with M&A transactions. He advises management, the Board of Directors and Special Committees of the Board.

Graham also acts for both corporate issuers of securities and for the underwriters/investors in public financings.

Graham is one of the original contributing editors to Securities Law and Practice. Graham is a past member of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Law Society of Upper Canada.  

He teaches a seminar for the advanced securities law program at the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Gow sits on the board of directors of Woodbridge Foam Corporation and the WB Family Foundation, and is a former director of the Osler Bluff Ski Club.

Graham received his BA from the University of Western Ontario and his LLB from the University of Windsor.