William Braithwaite

William J. Braithwaite Partner

Representative Work
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B 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.
  • The Special Committee of Board of Directors of Thomson Reuters in connection with Thomson Reuters’ buyback of up to US$9B of its outstanding common shares.
  • Wabtec Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in its proposed US$11.1B merger with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its defence of BHP Billiton's US$38.6B unsolicited take-over bid.
  • Teck Resources in its C$14.1B acquisition of Fording Canadian Coal Trust.
  • Royal Dutch Shell in its C$8.7B acquisition of minority interest in Shell Canada Limited.
  • Vale S.A. in connection with its C$19.9B unsolicited take-over bid for Inco Limited.
  • Teck Resources in the C$1.74B sale to China Investment Corporation, on a private placement basis, of Class B subordinate voting shares.
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its C$3.6B acquisition of Sydney-based Intoll Group and its C$894M acquisition of a 10% stake in the 407 Express Toll Route from Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U.
  • Pluspetrol Resources Corporation in its C$525M cash and share acquisition of Petro Andina Resources Inc.
  • Bema Gold Corporation in connection with its US$3.1B acquisition by Kinross Gold Corporation.
  • Aurelian Resources Inc. in connection with its C$1.2B acquisition by Kinross Gold Corporation.
  • Essar Global Limited in its C$1.85B acquisition of Algoma Steel Inc.
  • Vale S.A. in its C$930M unsolicited take-over bid for Canico Resource Corp.
  • British American Tobacco plc in the acquisition of Imasco Limited, sale of CT Financial to TD and sale of Shoppers Drug Mart to KKR.