Gianluca is a practical and business-oriented problem solver that helps clients achieve their objectives in an efficient yet highly-personalized fashion.
Gianluca Mazzanti is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Group in Toronto. He maintains a general corporate, commercial, and securities practice that includes advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters, and ongoing securities law requirements. Gianluca is also a member of the firm’s Gaming, Lottery and eSports group where he provides strategic commercial and regulatory advice to domestic and international clients operating in or adjacent to the Canadian gaming industry. His transactional experience includes assisting clients in the gaming, real estate, technology, and cannabis sectors.
Representative Experience Includes:
- Slate Asset Management L.P. in connection with the formation and financing of its private equity fund, Slate Canadian Real Estate Opportunity Fund II L.P.;
- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, advising on its long-term operating agreements for 28 existing or planned casinos; and
- TD Bank, in connection with its US$534 million offering of Class A, B and C asset backed notes, Series 2019-3, issued by Evergreen Credit Card Trust.
Gianluca graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto where he was the recipient of the W. Struan Robertson, Q.C. Memorial Prize for academic excellence. Before attending law school, Gianluca worked full-time at the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation’s head office where he advised senior management on corporate governance matters and acted as a subject-matter expert on the OLG’s new multi-year casino operating agreements. In his 3 years at the OLG, Gianluca earned a number of certifications, including a Yellow-Belt in process improvement from Six-Sigma Canada that today allows him to deliver quality results to clients in a cost-effective and practical manner. Gianluca currently serves as a director on his Toronto-based high school alumni board, and holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Western Ontario where he was the recipient of the Edwin A. Goodman Award for academic excellence.
Gianluca was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization.