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Dale J. Osadchuk

Dale Osadchuk is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Infrastructure and Technology practices. He has extensive experience with private mergers and acquisitions across several industries, including pulp and paper, radio/broadcast, aerospace, and consumer products manufacturing. Dale has also demonstrated expertise in the structuring and development of novel and complex commercial arrangements as demonstrated by his work on innovative transactions for Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Government of Canada.

Dale is a member of the Student Committee in the firm's Toronto office and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Representative Work

  • Acted for Viking Air Limited in connection with its acquisition of the worldwide amphibious aircraft (CL-415 waterbomber) program from Bombardier, including the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for all variants of the waterbomber aircraft, and the after-market product support business.

  • Acted for Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. in connection with its sale of Matrix series projector product lines to Rockwell Collins and related commercial arrangements.

  • Acted for the Government of Canada in connection with the restructuring of the Nuclear Laboratories division of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (a federal Crown corporation), including (i) the structuring and development of a competitive procurement process for a private sector contractor that will be responsible for the management and operation of AECL's sites, facilities and assets and the performance of AECL's nuclear decommissioning and waste management responsibilities, operating under a government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) model, and (ii) the drafting of the principal procurement and transaction documents, including the Request for Proposal and the management and operating agreements.

  • Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC and Forest Resources LLC in connection with the sale of their Canadian operations, consisting of CanamPac, Boehmer Box, and Strathcona Paper, to Rosmar Litho, a subsidiary of PaperWorks.

  • Advised Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in connection with the negotiation of the arrangements with the primary service provider for OLG's Internet gaming business, PlayOLG.ca.

  • Acted for Westerkirk Capital Inc. in its acquisition of Vista Broadcast Group Inc., the parent company of Vista Radio Ltd. which holds 38 broadcast licences serving 50 communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

  • Acted for 407 East Development Group, a partnership formed by SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U., in its winning bid for a 33.6-year DBFOM contract for the easterly extension of Highway 407 in Ontario and establishment of bank and short and long-term bond facilities for the financing of the project.

  • Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC in connection with the sale of Northern Resources Nova Scotia Corporation (the parent company of Northern Pulp, the Pictou County kraft pulp mill, and Northern Timber, which owns forest land) to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation.

  • Acting for Viking Air Limited, a first tier original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of aeronautical products, in connection with ongoing commercial matters, including the sale of new DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft manufactured by Viking Air.

  • Acted for DRI Capital Inc., the manager of a private investment fund, in connection with the acquisition of certain royalty rights from NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.

  • Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC in connection with its acquisition, together with Blue Wolf Capital Management, of a pulp mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia from Neenah Paper, Inc.

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Recognition

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  • Named one of the 2014 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
  • Recognized as a Corporate Lawyer to Watch in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Professional Affiliations

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Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Board Memberships

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Community Involvement

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  • Pro bono legal counsel to, and volunteer with, Chances for Children, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that provides financial and strategic support for orphanages and schools in Haiti
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Bay Street's AIDSbeat (2003-2007)

Teaching Engagements

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Speaking Engagements

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Panelist, “From Out On Bay to Out At Work: Perspectives in the Legal Profession”, Out on Bay Street’s 2012 Annual Conference & Case Competition

Articles and Publications

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Dale Osadchuck
Dale J. Osadchuk
Partner
Office:
Toronto
Tel:
416.367.7451
Email:
dosadchuk@dwpv.com
Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2003

Education:

University of Toronto, J.D. (Honours), 2002

University of Alberta, B.Comm. (with Distinction), 1999