Paul Collins

Paul Collins Partner

Representative Work
  • IBM, as regulatory counsel, in its proposed US$34B acquisition of Red Hat, which represents the largest software deal in history.
  • 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.
  • Bayer AG, as Canadian competition counsel, in respect of the US$9B sale of its agricultural businesses and assets to BASF SE in one of the largest antitrust enforcement divestitures in history.
  • Wabtec Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in its proposed US$11.1B merger with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company.
  • John Wood Group PLC, as Canadian competition counsel, in its £2.2B acquisition of AMEC Foster Wheeler.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
  • Komatsu Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Joy Global Inc. for US$2.9B.
  • 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.
  • The Valspar Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in connection with its acquisition by The Sherwin-Williams Company in an all-cash transaction that values Valspar at US$11.3B on an enterprise value basis.
  • Bayer AG, as Canadian competition counsel, in respect of its US$62B offer to acquire all the shares of Monsanto Company.
  • Allergan Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its sale to Actavis plc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at US$66B.
  • Allergan plc, as Canadian competition counsel, in its sale of Allergan Generics to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for US$40.5B.
  • Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited, as Competition counsel, in connection with its C$5.8B acquisition of Canada Safeway Limited.