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Brian M. Pukier

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Brian M. Pukier
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Brian Pukier is a partner in Stikeman Elliott's Corporate Group in Toronto. His practice is focused primarily on cross-border M&A, corporate finance transactions, complex corporate reorganizations and public policy. He has extensive experience in counselling senior management and the boards of directors of leading public and private corporations. Mr. Pukier has also advised on a large number of private equity investments. He has worked in both the Budapest and Hong Kong offices of Stikeman Elliott. Mr. Pukier currently serves on the Toronto office's Management Committee and is former head of its Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Group.

Mr. Pukier is listed and recognized in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Ontario - Corporate/Commercial and Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment, with clients noting that he is a "responsible deal maker" and a "trusted adviser." One client commented, "We don't make any decision without consulting him first."

  • Chambers Global 2017 as a recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A.

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canadain Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance & Securities and M&A.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law.

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, June 2016.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 in the areas of Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, M&A, and Private Equity. He was also recognized as one of the top "40 Corporate Lawyers to Watch" and as one of Canada's "Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40".

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in M&A.

  • International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 as a leading lawyer in M&A.

  • Legal Media Group's 2016 Expert Guides: Mergers and Acquisitions.

Professional Activities
Mr. Pukier is a frequent speaker and writer on M&A and securities regulatory topics. He is a member of the Ontario Bar, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. Mr. Pukier is also on the board of directors of Computershare Trust Company of Canada.

University of Toronto (LL.B. 1992, B.Comm. 1989).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1994

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