Nir Servatka

Partner

Nir Servatka

Nir Servatka

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2013
    Israel, 2009

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Nir Servatka

Partner

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

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Geneve Holdings, Inc.

Acted for Geneve Holdings, Inc., the controlling stockholder of Independent Holding Company, in its going-private transaction with Independence Holding Company, an NYSE-listed holding company with subsidiaries that underwrite, administer and market health insurance options for individuals, families and employers across the United States.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

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Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp.

Acted for Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp. in the acquisition by Sprott Private Resource Stream Fund and its joint venture partner, Electric Royalties Ltd., of a gross metal royalty on the Mid-Tennessee Zinc mine located in Smith County, Tennessee from Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.

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Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted for Canadian Business Growth Fund in the C$340-million sale of PayBright Inc., one of Canada's leading buy-now-pay-later provider, to Affirm Holdings Ltd.

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Serruya Private Equity

Acting for Serruya Private Equity in connection with the backstopped US$100-million equity investment in MedMen Enterprises Inc., a premier U.S. cannabis retailer.

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Moka Financial Technologies Inc.

Acted as special Canadian and U.S. securities law and tax counsel to Moka Financial Technologies Inc. in its sale to Mogo Inc., a digital payments and financial technology company listed on the TSX and Nasdaq, in a share-for-share transaction valuing Moka at approximately $50 million.

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Points International Ltd.

Acted for Points International Ltd. in its $31.6-million bought deal public offering of common shares.

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Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

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The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group, a private investor in the global natural resources sector, in its joint 50-50 acquisition with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. pursuant to a sales process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The acquisition was structured as a credit bid with Nemaska's largest secured creditor, Orion Mine Finance, and achieved through a reverse vesting order granted by the Superior Court of Québec and upheld by the Québec Court of Appeal.

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BMO Capital Markets

Acted as Canadian and U.S. counsel to BMO Capital Markets in an at-the-market equity offering by cannabis company Organigram Holdings Inc. in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

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SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Filers Affected by COVID-19

Mar. 24, 2020 - In a swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 4, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order providing temporary conditional relief for SEC registered issuers and other persons that are unable to meet a filing deadline as a result of COVID-19. Subject to...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2017

Apr. 12, 2018 - Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations. In February 2017, President Trump signed into law Congress’s repeal of the extractive industry transparency rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

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SEC Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

Apr. 12, 2018 - On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interpretive guidance to assist domestic reporting companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure required by item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On...

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SEC Expands the Use of Confidential Submissions of Draft Registration Statements

July 20, 2017 - The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently began accepting from all issuers confidential submissions of draft registration statements for review by the SEC staff in certain cases. Before this policy change, under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of...

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SEC Adopts Final Rule Shortening Settlement Cycle to T+2

Mar. 28, 2017 - On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule amending Rule 15c6-1(a) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle from three to two business days (i.e., from T+3 to T+2) for most broker-dealer...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments 2016

Feb. 16, 2017 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modernize the disclosure requirements for reporting...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2015

Feb. 22, 2016 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2015. Consistent with the reforms that began in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Congress and the SEC continued their push to improve access to capital across the spectrum of issuers – from...

Bar Admissions
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New York, 2013
Israel, 2009

Education
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Columbia University, LLM (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2012
University of Haifa, LLB (Cum Laude), 2008

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Geneve Holdings, Inc.

Acted for Geneve Holdings, Inc., the controlling stockholder of Independent Holding Company, in its going-private transaction with Independence Holding Company, an NYSE-listed holding company with subsidiaries that underwrite, administer and market health insurance options for individuals, families and employers across the United States.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp.

Acted for Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp. in the acquisition by Sprott Private Resource Stream Fund and its joint venture partner, Electric Royalties Ltd., of a gross metal royalty on the Mid-Tennessee Zinc mine located in Smith County, Tennessee from Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted for Canadian Business Growth Fund in the C$340-million sale of PayBright Inc., one of Canada's leading buy-now-pay-later provider, to Affirm Holdings Ltd.

Serruya Private Equity

Acting for Serruya Private Equity in connection with the backstopped US$100-million equity investment in MedMen Enterprises Inc., a premier U.S. cannabis retailer.

Moka Financial Technologies Inc.

Acted as special Canadian and U.S. securities law and tax counsel to Moka Financial Technologies Inc. in its sale to Mogo Inc., a digital payments and financial technology company listed on the TSX and Nasdaq, in a share-for-share transaction valuing Moka at approximately $50 million.

Points International Ltd.

Acted for Points International Ltd. in its $31.6-million bought deal public offering of common shares.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group, a private investor in the global natural resources sector, in its joint 50-50 acquisition with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. pursuant to a sales process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The acquisition was structured as a credit bid with Nemaska's largest secured creditor, Orion Mine Finance, and achieved through a reverse vesting order granted by the Superior Court of Québec and upheld by the Québec Court of Appeal.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted as Canadian and U.S. counsel to BMO Capital Markets in an at-the-market equity offering by cannabis company Organigram Holdings Inc. in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

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SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Filers Affected by COVID-19

Mar. 24, 2020 - In a swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 4, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order providing temporary conditional relief for SEC registered issuers and other persons that are unable to meet a filing deadline as a result of COVID-19. Subject to...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2017

Apr. 12, 2018 - Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations. In February 2017, President Trump signed into law Congress’s repeal of the extractive industry transparency rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

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SEC Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

Apr. 12, 2018 - On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interpretive guidance to assist domestic reporting companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure required by item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On...

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SEC Adopts Final Rule Shortening Settlement Cycle to T+2

Mar. 28, 2017 - On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule amending Rule 15c6-1(a) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle from three to two business days (i.e., from T+3 to T+2) for most broker-dealer...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments 2016

Feb. 16, 2017 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modernize the disclosure requirements for reporting...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2015

Feb. 22, 2016 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2015. Consistent with the reforms that began in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Congress and the SEC continued their push to improve access to capital across the spectrum of issuers – from...

Bar Admissions

New York, 2013
Israel, 2009

Education

Columbia University, LLM (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2012
University of Haifa, LLB (Cum Laude), 2008