Michael Laskey

Michael Laskey Partner

Representative Work
  • United Technologies Corporation in its all-stock merger of equals of its aerospace business with Raytheon Company (winner of two awards at the 2020 The Deal Awards).
  • IBM, as regulatory counsel, in its proposed US$34B acquisition of Red Hat, which represents the largest software deal in history.
  • TELUS Corporation in its purchase of ADT Security Services Canada, Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of security and automation solutions serving residential and business customers.
  • Global Payments in its definitive agreement with TSYS to combine in an all-stock merger of equals.
  • Catalyst Paper Corporation in its acquisition by Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation.
  • Univar Inc., as Canadian competition counsel, in a US$2B transformational combination with Nexeo Solutions, Inc. whereby Univar will acquire Nexeo for cash and stock, including the assumption of Nexeo's debt and other obligations.
  • Empire Co. Ltd., the parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Inc., as Competition counsel, in Empire’s C$800M acquisition of Farm Boy Inc.
  • Canadian Medical Association in the C$2.6B sale of MD Financial Management to Scotiabank, including the entering into of a 10-year affinity agreement between CMA and Scotiabank.
  • Wabtec Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in its US$11.1B merger with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company.
  • Airbus SE, as lead counsel, in its partnership with Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec on the C Series aircraft programme.
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a Canadian leader in retail pharmacy, in its C$4.5B combination with Metro Inc. by way of three-cornered amalgamation.
  • United Technologies Corp. in its acquisition of Rockwell Collins, Inc. for a total value of US$30B, including net debt.
  • CST Brands, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. by way of a merger for US$48.53 per share, with a total enterprise value of US$4.4B.
  • Lowe's Companies in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.
  • Cara Operations Limited in its C$537M acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc.
  • Rogers Communications in its acquisition of network spectrum from Shaw Communications.
  • Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited, as Competition counsel, in connection with its C$5.8B acquisition of Canada Safeway Limited.
  • Dr. Oetker GmbH in the acquisition of McCain Foods’ North American frozen pizza business.
  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
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