Jonathan Bilyk

Jonathan is an associate in the Corporate/Commercial practice. He is developing a broad corporate and securities practice.

Representative Work

  • Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its $500-million public offering, by way of prospectus supplement, of 2.85% senior unsecured notes due 2023. Fortis established its first cross-border shelf prospectus on November 30, 2016, using the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

  • Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of SunOpta Inc. in connection with its strategic alternatives review process which culminated in a US$85-million equity investment by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in exchangeable preferred shares of a SunOpta subsidiary with the support of activist shareholders Engaged Capital and Tourbillon Capital.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters, co-led by CIBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities Inc. in connection with a bought deal public offering of $131.6 million of subscription receipts issued by Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust (Crombie). The net proceeds of the offering will be used to partially finance Crombie's $418-million portfolio acquisition.

  • Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its US$11.3-billion acquisition of Novi, Michigan-based ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electric transmission company in the United States.

  • Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the renewal of its US$500-million base shelf prospectus.

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Jonathan Bilyk
Jonathan Bilyk
Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2016


Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.

University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours with Highest Distinction)

Queen’s University, M.A.