Rachael’s practice covers a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.
She has acted for clients in public and private mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate governance and other corporate matters. She also has experience in all areas of employment law including employment standards, hiring and separation, pensions and benefits and executive compensation.
Acted for Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., in its acquisition (and related bank financing) of Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling unit markets in Toronto and Montréal over its owned fibre network.
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.
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.
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.
Osgoode Hall Law School, Asian Law Students Association, “Growing Diversity in the Workplace: Leadership and Solidarity Beyond the Statements”; Webinar
Oct. 30, 2020
17th Biennial IPEBLA Conference, “Employer Drug Policies and Drug Benefits: Medical Marijuana, Prescription Drugs and Opioids”; Lisbon, Portugal
May 20, 2019
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying the Recruitment Process”; Toronto, ON
Feb. 23, 2019
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 Policy Employers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...
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...
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, “Demystifying Corporate Law”; Toronto, ON
Nov. 18, 2017