“Clients tell me they come to us for our agility and expertise. This is because we remain singularly focused in our approach – speed, clarity and bold solutions for our clients’ most critical matters.”
Managing Partner in Toronto since 2010, Shawn leads the firm’s strategic direction. He sets the standard for our partnership with his measured and exacting focus on client service.
A leading capital markets and M&A lawyer, Shawn has served as lead counsel to issuers and underwriters, advising on many of Canada’s most significant public and private financings. Bringing his broad perspective to both hostile and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, he has acted for acquirers, targets, controlling shareholders and committees of independent directors. Senior executives and institutional investors regularly turned to Shawn for advice on their corporate governance matters. After more than 30 years of practice, Shawn’s clients have come to rely on his “great judgment,” with one peer stating that he is “absolutely superb” (Chambers Global).
Shawn has been a member of our Management Committee since 2007. He is a former lecturer in securities regulation at McGill University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Among other aspects of his community involvement, Shawn serves on the board of directors of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in Toronto.