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Ivan T. Grbesic

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Ivan T. Grbesic
Law Practice
Ivan is a partner in the firm's Toronto office. His practice is primarily focused on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. He regularly provides advice to issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, other types of offerings and private placements, and to boards of directors, special committees and advisers on matters such as structuring and negotiating transactions, corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance, and general matters.

Ivan is frequently involved in cross-border and international transactions and, outside of Canada and the United States, has acted for clients and/or worked on transactions based in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, India, Ireland, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, South Africa and Ukraine, among others. He is experienced in dealing with subtleties of cross-cultural issues encountered in international transactions. He is fluent in English, French and Croatian.

Ivan is recognized for his expertise by a number of national and international publications, including:

  • Chambers Global 2016 guide in the category of Latin America-wide, Projects: Mining.

  • The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas of Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market and Mining.

  • The 2015 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide - Corporate as a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch".

  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2016.

  • Who's Who Legal: Mining, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Mining.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Natural Resources Law.

Professional Activities
Ivan is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

Ivan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Tribute to Liberty. He is also the Chair of the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. Ivan has been appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia to serve as a Representative of the Croatian Diaspora (Canada).

University of Ottawa (LL.B. 2000), Laurentian University (Honours BA - Political Science and International Relations, 1997)

Bar Admission
Ontario, 2002

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