Emily Uza

Associate

Emily Uza

Emily Uza

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2015

Emily is developing a diverse corporate practice.

She has acted for clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships and securities offerings.

Emily Uza

Associate

Emily is developing a diverse corporate practice.

She has acted for clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships and securities offerings.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its US$428-million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Acacia Mining plc (Acacia) not already owned by Barrick by way of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (United Kingdom).

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

Lundin Mining Corporation

Acted for Lundin Mining Corporation in its A$4.3-million subscription for 14.3% of the shares of PolarX Limited, which secures an option for Lundin Mining to earn a 51% interest in PolarX's Stellar Project by staged spending of US$24 million on exploration and staged payments to PolarX of US$20 million over three years.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm.

Ipsen S.A.

Acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of Bruneau Group, Inc., a prominent bilingual Canadian settlement administrator.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million at-the-market public offering of common shares, which will be sold through the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange or on any other marketplace in Canada or the United States on which the common shares are traded.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its $540-million acquisition of TransCanada's Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities totalling approximately 105 MW of installed capacity.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its US$80-million acquisition of the Santa Gertrudis gold project in Mexico from GoGold Resources Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Agnico Eagle provided GoGold with a US$7.5 million term loan, secured by a second ranking charge on all of GoGold's assets, which will be set off against the purchase price at the closing of the acquisition.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Avena Foods Limited, a leading supplier of gluten-free oats to the North American market.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Plenary Health Vaughan LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Vaughan LP in connection with its $1.3-billion fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated "smart" technology to maximize information exchange.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the sale of control of TSC Stores LP to Peavey Industries LP.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Thermogenics Inc., an industrial manufacturer of coil-tube steam, hot-water boilers and related equipment.

RBC Dominion Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns in connection with a $500-million public offering of senior medium-term notes of 407 International Inc. under its shelf prospectus.

Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership LP (Axium Infrastructure Inc. and DIF Management Canada Ltd.)

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership LP (EHP) in its winning bid for the approximately $330-million design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project. Funds managed by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and DIF Management Canada Ltd. are equity sponsors of EHP. Davies role included the negotiation of the project documents with Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System, the design-build documentation with the construction contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the service provider and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Port City Water Partners consortium

Acted for the Port City Water Partners consortium, comprised of Brookfield Financial Corp., Acciona Agua International, S.L. and North America Construction (1993) Ltd., in its winning bid in excess of $200 million for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Saint John Safe Drinking Water project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Saint John, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor, and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $150 million of senior unsecured notes.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the initial public offering of Energy Credit Opportunities Income Fund, a closed-end investment fund which is managed by Purpose Investments Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, the world's largest oilfield services company, in its investment in CelluForce, a leader in the development of cellulose nanocrystals.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Infrastructure ERMF GP, which was awarded a contract by Metrolinx to design, build, finance and maintain the new East Rail Maintenance Facility, a $859.2-million project located in Whitby, Ontario.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its acquisition of Cayden Resources Inc. under a plan of arrangement for approximately $205 million.

Guide

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Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2015

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2014
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, BComm (Finance) (with Highest Distinction), 2011

Emily is developing a diverse corporate practice.

She has acted for clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships and securities offerings.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its US$428-million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Acacia Mining plc (Acacia) not already owned by Barrick by way of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (United Kingdom).

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

Lundin Mining Corporation

Acted for Lundin Mining Corporation in its A$4.3-million subscription for 14.3% of the shares of PolarX Limited, which secures an option for Lundin Mining to earn a 51% interest in PolarX's Stellar Project by staged spending of US$24 million on exploration and staged payments to PolarX of US$20 million over three years.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm.

Ipsen S.A.

Acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of Bruneau Group, Inc., a prominent bilingual Canadian settlement administrator.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million at-the-market public offering of common shares, which will be sold through the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange or on any other marketplace in Canada or the United States on which the common shares are traded.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its $540-million acquisition of TransCanada's Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities totalling approximately 105 MW of installed capacity.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its US$80-million acquisition of the Santa Gertrudis gold project in Mexico from GoGold Resources Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Agnico Eagle provided GoGold with a US$7.5 million term loan, secured by a second ranking charge on all of GoGold's assets, which will be set off against the purchase price at the closing of the acquisition.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Avena Foods Limited, a leading supplier of gluten-free oats to the North American market.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Plenary Health Vaughan LP

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Vaughan LP in connection with its $1.3-billion fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated "smart" technology to maximize information exchange.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the sale of control of TSC Stores LP to Peavey Industries LP.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Thermogenics Inc., an industrial manufacturer of coil-tube steam, hot-water boilers and related equipment.

RBC Dominion Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns in connection with a $500-million public offering of senior medium-term notes of 407 International Inc. under its shelf prospectus.

Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership LP (Axium Infrastructure Inc. and DIF Management Canada Ltd.)

Acted as lead transaction counsel for Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership LP (EHP) in its winning bid for the approximately $330-million design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project. Funds managed by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and DIF Management Canada Ltd. are equity sponsors of EHP. Davies role included the negotiation of the project documents with Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System, the design-build documentation with the construction contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the service provider and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Port City Water Partners consortium

Acted for the Port City Water Partners consortium, comprised of Brookfield Financial Corp., Acciona Agua International, S.L. and North America Construction (1993) Ltd., in its winning bid in excess of $200 million for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Saint John Safe Drinking Water project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Saint John, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor, the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor, and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $150 million of senior unsecured notes.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the initial public offering of Energy Credit Opportunities Income Fund, a closed-end investment fund which is managed by Purpose Investments Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, the world's largest oilfield services company, in its investment in CelluForce, a leader in the development of cellulose nanocrystals.

Plenary Group

Acted for Plenary Infrastructure ERMF GP, which was awarded a contract by Metrolinx to design, build, finance and maintain the new East Rail Maintenance Facility, a $859.2-million project located in Whitby, Ontario.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its acquisition of Cayden Resources Inc. under a plan of arrangement for approximately $205 million.

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2019, contributor

Oct. 03, 2019 - Davies Governance Insights 2019 is a comprehensive report that analyzes the governance trends and issues most important to Canadian public companies. Now in its ninth edition, Governance Insights is designed to be a playbook for navigating the diverse and complex challenges facing...

Bulletin

Significant Amendments to CBCA Proposed in 2019 Federal Budget

Apr. 24, 2019 - The 2019 federal budget, announced on March 19, 2019, includes significant proposed changes to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). The proposed amendments include: codification of key elements of the 2008 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in BCE Inc. v 1976...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2015

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2014
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, BComm (Finance) (with Highest Distinction), 2011