Stikeman Elliott acts in #1 deal in Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2017

February 14, 2018

Stikeman Elliott has once again proven to be a major player in Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals for 2017. With four deals included in the Top 10, including the #1 deal, the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan merger with Agrium Inc., and three deals also acknowledged with Honourable Mentions, our inclusion is further testament to the efficacy and excellence of our legal teams firm wide.

Chair of the Firm, William Braithwaite, is featured on the issue cover (Jan/Feb 2018) for his work on the Potash/Agrium merger and provided commentary on the importance and scale of this deal.

“We are very pleased by the recognition of our clients’ successes in the past year. We partner in that success and remain dedicated to attaining excellent results for our clients in the most complex legal matters,” said William Braithwaite, Chair.

Stikeman Elliott’s deals in the Top 10:

  • Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.’s merger with Agrium Inc.  – with a team led by William Braithwaite, including Mike Devereux, J.R. Laffin (M&A), Lawson Hunter and Susan Hutton (Competition, Regulatory)
  • Manitoba Telecom Services in its acquisition by BCE – with a team led by Sean Vanderpol, including Ed Waitzer, Wesley Ng, Bessie Qu and Chres Lee (M&A), Paul Collins and Michael Kilby (Competition), David Elder (Regulatory), John Lorito  (Tax)
  • SmartREIT and Strathallen’s acquisition of OneREIT – with a team led by Mario Paura and Neil Shapiro, with support from our National Real Estate Group, including Scott Brasil, Chad Bass-Meldrum, Andrew Johnston, Lisa Matchim, Maggie Pang, Stefan Fews, Richard Jackson and Mistrale LePage Chouinard, and including a national team comprised of David Weinberger and Daniel Borlack (Securities), Michael Kilby (Competition), Kathleen Chevalier, Stephanie Pasternyk and Kris Noonan (Employment)
  • Stelco restructuring –  Stikeman Elliott represented United States Steel with a team including Elizabeth Pillon (Restructuring) and Natasha vanderHoven (Pensions)

Stikeman Elliott’s Honourable Mentions:

  • Acasta Enterprises (SPAC) acquisition of three businesses: Apollo Health, JemPak and Stellwagen (Stikeman Elliott also represented the Co-Financial Advisors and Settlement Agents for JemPak)
  • Milestone Apartments REIT’s privatization by Starwood Capital Group
  • PowerStream, Enersource and Horizon amalgamate, forming Alectra (and subsequent $675M bond financing of Alectra)

Stikeman Elliott’s nationwide corporate group is among the most active in Canada. We see managing and minimizing risk as one of our key roles in any transaction – identifying and mitigating issues before they become a problem. Whether advising on Canada’s largest contested public company transactions or friendly acquisitions of privately owned family businesses, we utilize our expertise and creativity to pragmatically achieve our clients’ goals. As the winner of the Chambers Canada Corporate Law Firm of the Year, we pride ourselves on finding solutions and creating positive results for our clients.

*clients bolded