John Ciardullo

John Ciardullo Partner

John Ciardullo

Education

  • Queen's University (LL.B. 1995)
  • University of Waterloo (1988 – 1991)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1997
Representative Work
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • Sprott Asset Management in its unsolicited bids for Central GoldTrust and Silver Bullion Trust, and in its Proxy Contest to collapse the dual class structure of Central Fund of Canada Limited, and change its Board and Administrator.
  • 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.
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Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Ontario, with clients noting "he is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with - he is amazing".
  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A. 
  • International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 as a leading lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Defensive Tactics”, Stikeman Elliott CLE Seminar, Toronto, May 2013.
  • “Shareholder Activism”, The 7-Minute Miner, Stikeman Elliott CLE Seminar, Toronto, March 2013.
  • “International M&A Deal Points”, Insight Information’s International Business Agreements and Commercial Ventures conference, Toronto, February 2013.
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