William Braithwaite

William J. Braithwaite Chair of the Firm

William Braithwaite

Education

  • London School of Economics (LL.M. 1977)
  • University of Western Ontario (LL.B. 1976)
  • University of Windsor (B.A. 1973)
Representative Work
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B proposed merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.
  • 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).
  • China National Offshore Oil Company in its US$19.5B cash acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc., including the assumption of debt.
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Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Corporate/Commercial - Ontario, with clients noting he “is a pre-eminent lawyer and one of the best when you have something large and complex."
  • 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 M&A.
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