Rachael Lee

Associate

Rachael Lee

Rachael Lee

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2017

Rachael’s practice covers a broad range of corporate matters, with a specialization in pensions, executive compensation and employment law.

She has acted for clients in public and private mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She also advises in all areas of employment law including employment standards, hiring and separation, pensions and benefits and executive compensation.

Rachael Lee

Associate

Rachael’s practice covers a broad range of corporate matters, with a specialization in pensions, executive compensation and employment law.

She has acted for clients in public and private mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She also advises in all areas of employment law including employment standards, hiring and separation, pensions and benefits and executive compensation.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.

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.

Management Systems Resources Inc.

Acted for Management Systems Resources Inc., a leading provider of automated global trade compliance software solutions, in the sale of the Visual Compliance and eCustoms business to Descartes Systems Group for $330 million.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out by its portfolio company, Aptean, Inc., of its public sector and healthcare business and the merger of that business with Superion, LLC, and TriTech Software Systems Inc. to form one of the largest conglomerates focused specifically on state and local governments in North America.

WellSpring Pharma Services Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to WellSpring and its shareholders in the US$18-million sale of WellSpring Pharma Services Inc. to ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Michelin Group

Acted for the Michelin Group in its acquisition of Camso Inc., one of the global leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, tracks and conveyer belts, for a purchase price of US$1.7 billion. Camso has facilities in more than 25 jurisdictions world-wide.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of Garden City Group from Crawford & Company.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Acting for Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with its development of an integrated multi-tower office complex/public transit hub development straddling both sides of Toronto's Union Station rail corridor. A highly visible pair of innovative office towers on a 3 million square foot downtown campus, Bay Park Centre is the result of a joint effort between global real estate leaders Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines, and the last remaining office development with a commercially renowned Bay Street address.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Mitchell Goldhar, SmartCentres and Walmart

Acted for Mitchell Goldhar, SmartCentres and Walmart in connection with the sale of the SmartCentres platform to Calloway REIT for $1.16 billion.

Speaking Engagement

17th Biennial IPEBLA Conference, “Employer Drug Policies and Drug Benefits: Medical Marijuana, Prescription Drugs and Opioids”; Lisbon, Portugal

May 20, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying the Recruitment Process”; Toronto, ON

Feb. 23, 2019

Bulletin

Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide for Employers

Oct. 19, 2018 - With the legalization of recreational cannabis as of October 17, 2018, Canadian employers must be prepared to understand their rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis their employees. Substance and Drug Use PolicyEmployers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2018

Oct. 03, 2018 - Davies’ annual Governance Insights reports analyze the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers...

Speaking Engagement

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying Corporate Law”; Toronto, ON

Nov. 18, 2017

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

University of Western Ontario, HBA/JD (with Distinction), 2016
University of Western Ontario, BSocSc (Hons) (Global Economics), 2012

Teaching Engagements

Rachael is a guest lecturer in The Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Rachael’s practice covers a broad range of corporate matters, with a specialization in pensions, executive compensation and employment law.

She has acted for clients in public and private mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She also advises in all areas of employment law including employment standards, hiring and separation, pensions and benefits and executive compensation.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.

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.

Management Systems Resources Inc.

Acted for Management Systems Resources Inc., a leading provider of automated global trade compliance software solutions, in the sale of the Visual Compliance and eCustoms business to Descartes Systems Group for $330 million.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out by its portfolio company, Aptean, Inc., of its public sector and healthcare business and the merger of that business with Superion, LLC, and TriTech Software Systems Inc. to form one of the largest conglomerates focused specifically on state and local governments in North America.

WellSpring Pharma Services Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to WellSpring and its shareholders in the US$18-million sale of WellSpring Pharma Services Inc. to ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Michelin Group

Acted for the Michelin Group in its acquisition of Camso Inc., one of the global leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, tracks and conveyer belts, for a purchase price of US$1.7 billion. Camso has facilities in more than 25 jurisdictions world-wide.

Epiq Systems, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of Garden City Group from Crawford & Company.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Acting for Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with its development of an integrated multi-tower office complex/public transit hub development straddling both sides of Toronto's Union Station rail corridor. A highly visible pair of innovative office towers on a 3 million square foot downtown campus, Bay Park Centre is the result of a joint effort between global real estate leaders Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines, and the last remaining office development with a commercially renowned Bay Street address.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Mitchell Goldhar, SmartCentres and Walmart

Acted for Mitchell Goldhar, SmartCentres and Walmart in connection with the sale of the SmartCentres platform to Calloway REIT for $1.16 billion.

Speaking Engagement

17th Biennial IPEBLA Conference, “Employer Drug Policies and Drug Benefits: Medical Marijuana, Prescription Drugs and Opioids”; Lisbon, Portugal

May 20, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying the Recruitment Process”; Toronto, ON

Feb. 23, 2019

Bulletin

Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide for Employers

Oct. 19, 2018 - With the legalization of recreational cannabis as of October 17, 2018, Canadian employers must be prepared to understand their rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis their employees. Substance and Drug Use PolicyEmployers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2018

Oct. 03, 2018 - Davies’ annual Governance Insights reports analyze the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers...

Speaking Engagement

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying Corporate Law”; Toronto, ON

Nov. 18, 2017

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

University of Western Ontario, HBA/JD (with Distinction), 2016
University of Western Ontario, BSocSc (Hons) (Global Economics), 2012

Teaching Engagements

Rachael is a guest lecturer in The Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School.