Recent work
  • The Special Committee of Board of Directors of Thomson Reuters in connection with Thomson Reuters’ buyback of up to US$9B of its outstanding common shares.
  • Canadian Medical Association in the C$2.59B sale of MD Financial Management to Scotiabank, including the entering into of a 10-year affinity agreement between CMA and Scotiabank.
  • GFL Environmental Inc. in connection with its agreement to recapitalize GFL Environmental Holdings Inc. with investors led by BC Partners, including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and others, for an implied total enterprise value of approximately C$5.1B.
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with The Stars Group Inc.’s acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming from CVC Capital Partners and Sky plc for an enterprise value of approximately US$4.7B.
  • Stillwater Mining Company, as Canadian counsel, in its US$2.2B acquisition by Sibanye Gold Limited.
  • Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), with its launch as a public-sector asset manager of approximately C$60B on behalf of the Workplace Safety Insurance Board and the Ontario Pension Board.
  • Cheung Kong Property Holdings in its C$2.8B acquisition of Reliance Home Comfort from Alinda Capital Partners.
  • DH Corporation, as counsel, in its cross-border acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for a total enterprise value of approximately C$4.8B.
  • Livent Inc. (Receiver of) v. Deloitte & Touche - acting for Livent in substantial auditors' negligence claims at trial, court of appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Vector Capital and its portfolio company Saba Software, as co-counsel, in their C$293M acquisition of Halogen Software Inc.
  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.
  • Hines in a multi-faceted purchase agreement involving Ivanhoé Cambridge and Metrolinx of land in downtown Toronto for a two-building iconic office development project known as Bay Park Centre, anchored by CIBC.
  • Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) in its cross-border acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc. for an equity value of approximately C$3.1B, and an enterprise value of C$4.7B.
  • SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. in its C$200M sale to a subsidiary of Just Eat plc.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger with Agrium Inc. to form the largest crop nutrient company in the world.
  • Coburn and Watson’s Metropolitan Home v. Bank of America Corporation et al. – acting for CIBC in defence of a set of class actions brought against several banks and credit card companies in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan alleging anti-competitive conduct with respect to fees paid by merchants for the acceptance of credit cards.
  • Lowe’s Companies in its C$3.2B acquisition of RONA Inc.; its C$147.75M acquisition of twelve Target Canada stores and an Ontario distribution centre; and ongoing representation in their continued developments and expansion across Canada.
  • China Oceanwide in its C$3.8B acquisition of Genworth Financial Inc., including acquisition of control of Genworth Canada Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada.
  • Horizon Utilities in connection with the merger participation agreement with PowerStream and Enersource to form Alectra Inc. (C$3.5B enterprise value) and the share purchase agreement for their collective purchase from the Province of Ontario of Hydro One Brampton Networks for C$607M.
  • Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada restoring OEB’s decision to disallow rate recovery by Ontario Power Generation of C$145M in collective bargaining related costs.
  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in its acquisition by Waste Connections, Inc. in a C$13B all-stock business combination effected by way of a reverse merger.