Recent Work
  • The Ontario government in creating the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) to provide investment management and advisory services to participating broad public sector entities which consist primarily of pension and workers' compensation funds. It is expected that IMCO will become one of Canada's largest institutional investors.
  • Algoma in the sponsorship and administration of its US$1.4B, 8000 member pension plans including in the context of the company's insolvency proceedings.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc. under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • Eckler Ltd. in its capacity as the appointed administrator of the Co-op Atlantic Employees' Pension Plan.
  • American Industrial Partners, as Canadian counsel, in the signing of an agreement to acquire the entities comprising Australia-based Arrium Mining Consumables Division (Moly-Cop) from Arrium for US$1.23B.
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Asciano Limited.
  • BWX Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of all the shares of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., on all pensions-related aspects of the deal including in the context of the deal itself, the structuring od the investment for OTPP, and the financing.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • A major North American transportation company in the sponsorship and administration of its defined benefit, defined contribution, supplemental registered and supplemental unregistered pensions plans, as well as executive compensation and other arrangements.
  • Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. in its C$775M sale of Western Life Assurance Company and Western Financial Group Inc. to Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
  • DH Corporation, as counsel, in its cross-border acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for a total enterprise value of approximately C$4.8B.
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings and CI Investments in their acquisition of assets of Golf Town Canada Inc.
  • Performance Sports Group in connection with a going concern sale and concurrent court-supervised restructuring.