Recent work
  • 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 proposed 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.