John Leopold

John W. Leopold Partner

Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2021 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec.
  • Chambers Global 2020 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 as a leading lawyer in Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.
  • The 2020 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Commercial, Corporate Mid-Market and Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities.
  • International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2021 as a Notable Practitioner in Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A, February 2020, as a leading lawyer.

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Technology, May 2020, as a leading lawyer.
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 as a leading individual in Corporate and M&A.
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2020 in M&A and Corporate Governance. 
  • International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2019 as Highly Regarded in Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity.
  • Lexpert 2019 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities.  
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 as a Band 1 leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec, with clients noting “one of the finest M&A and general business lawyers I have worked with” and “he is always very results focused and hugely creativeʺ.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities.
  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Corporate Governance 2018.
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 as a Band 1 leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec.
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 as a recommended lawyer in Corporate and M&A, with clients noting “a great M&A lawyer”.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 as Lawyer of the Year in Montréal Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017 in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2017: M&A and Governance.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2017: Governance.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Corporate Governance, with the following quotation: “John Leopold stands out in our research for his “commercial know-how”. He has a particular focus on cross-border transactions and clients are impressed by his “high level of commitment and all-round technical excellence”.
  • Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2016 in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015 in Corporate Governance, and ranked as “a most highly regarded individual” in Mergers and Acquisitions, with the following quotation: “John Leopold co-chairs the M&A Group and is “very active” in the public and private M&A sector”.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014 in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance, with the following quotation: “He “brilliantly” co-chairs the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group and brings “real value to any deal” according to in-house counsel”.
  • The International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers 2014.
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2014 refers to John as an “absolutely terrific” corporate lawyer in Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • The International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers 2013, with the following quotation: "John Leopold received a torrent of praise from some of the most prominent M&A names, with many attesting to his "outstanding" calibre”.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2013 in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance, with the following quotation: “He is always my first port of call, he is undoubtedly one of the best in Canada”.
  • PLC Private Equity Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/2013.
  • PLC Which Lawyer? 2012 as a recommended lawyer in Private Equity: Buyouts.
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2012.
  • LawDay's Leading Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions, 2009.
  • Lexpert-Thomson Findlaw Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2006 in M&A.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings highest rating ("AV").
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