Russell Hall

Associate

Russell Hall

Russell Hall

Associate

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2018

Russell is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a range of transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Russell teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Russell Hall

Associate

Russell is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a range of transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Russell teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Acted for Waste Management of Canada Corporation, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., in its Canadian private placement of $500 million of 2.60% notes due 2026, which were fully guaranteed by Waste Management, Inc. and Waste Management Holdings, Inc.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted for the syndicate of underwriters, led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., in a $150-million bought deal public offering of common shares of New Gold Inc.

Redwood Holdings, LLC

Acted for Redwood Holdings, LLC, in its US$300-million sale of U.S.-based Lord Jones, a luxury brand CBD business, to Cronos Group Inc., a Canadian publicly traded licensed cannabis producer.

McKesson Canada and Rexall

Advised McKesson Canada and Rexall on regulatory and commercial matters relating to market access under the Cannabis Act and the distribution of medical cannabis through various channels.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$75 million in high-yield notes.

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.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2.5 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Brio Gold Inc.

Acted for Brio Gold Inc. in the US$264-million unsolicited takeover bid by Leagold Mining Corporation for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brio Gold.

McKesson Canada

Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the $245-million investment by Constellation Brands in Canopy Growth, a diversified cannabis company, for 9.9% of the company.

Bulletin

CSA Proposes New At-the-Market Distribution Regime

May 16, 2019 - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published a notice and request for comment that proposes amendments (Proposed Amendments) to Part 9 of National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions (NI 44-102). The Proposed Amendments, when adopted, will provide a new regime for...

Article

Cannabis Deal Traffic Flows in Both Directions Across the Border: Considerations for U.S. Law Firms, co-author

Apr. 15, 2019 - Business Law Today (American Bar Association)
Read the article.

Bulletin

Hemp-Derived CBD: United States Liberalizes Regulation

Dec. 13, 2018 - While much of the focus recently has been on Canada’s recreational cannabis industry, the United States has made a progressive move of its own, approving legislation that will remove industrial hemp from the definition of “marihuana” under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The...

Bulletin

Ontario Releases Framework for Private Retail Cannabis Sales

Sept. 28, 2018 - With less than three weeks before cannabis becomes legal for adult use in Canada, Ontario has finally tabled its approach to retail distribution. Among the myriad aspects of the recreational cannabis industry left to the discretion of the provinces, retail distribution may have the largest impact...

Bulletin

Investment Considerations for the Cannabis Industry: Spotting the Red Flags

Nov. 22, 2017 - The recent $245-million investment by Constellation Brands, a NYSE-listed producer of beer, wine and spirits, in TSX-listed Canopy Growth focused attention across North America on the Canadian cannabis industry. The announcement of the approximately 9.9% investment on October 30, 2017 drove Canopy...

Bulletin

Québec Releases Framework for Recreational Cannabis

Nov. 21, 2017 - The Canadian government is going full steam ahead with its plans to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes in July 2018, but it has left some of the toughest decisions relating to the sale, distribution, cultivation and promotion of cannabis to the provinces and territories. As a result, a...

Osgoode Hall Law School—Honourable F.H. Barlow Scholarship; Fasken Martineau Prize

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2018

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2017
Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA (Hons) (with Distinction), 2012

Russell is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a range of transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Russell teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Acted for Waste Management of Canada Corporation, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., in its Canadian private placement of $500 million of 2.60% notes due 2026, which were fully guaranteed by Waste Management, Inc. and Waste Management Holdings, Inc.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted for the syndicate of underwriters, led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., in a $150-million bought deal public offering of common shares of New Gold Inc.

Redwood Holdings, LLC

Acted for Redwood Holdings, LLC, in its US$300-million sale of U.S.-based Lord Jones, a luxury brand CBD business, to Cronos Group Inc., a Canadian publicly traded licensed cannabis producer.

McKesson Canada and Rexall

Advised McKesson Canada and Rexall on regulatory and commercial matters relating to market access under the Cannabis Act and the distribution of medical cannabis through various channels.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$75 million in high-yield notes.

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.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2.5 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Brio Gold Inc.

Acted for Brio Gold Inc. in the US$264-million unsolicited takeover bid by Leagold Mining Corporation for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brio Gold.

McKesson Canada

Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the $245-million investment by Constellation Brands in Canopy Growth, a diversified cannabis company, for 9.9% of the company.

Bulletin

CSA Proposes New At-the-Market Distribution Regime

May 16, 2019 - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published a notice and request for comment that proposes amendments (Proposed Amendments) to Part 9 of National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions (NI 44-102). The Proposed Amendments, when adopted, will provide a new regime for...

Article

Cannabis Deal Traffic Flows in Both Directions Across the Border: Considerations for U.S. Law Firms, co-author

Apr. 15, 2019 - Business Law Today (American Bar Association)
Read the article.

Bulletin

Hemp-Derived CBD: United States Liberalizes Regulation

Dec. 13, 2018 - While much of the focus recently has been on Canada’s recreational cannabis industry, the United States has made a progressive move of its own, approving legislation that will remove industrial hemp from the definition of “marihuana” under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The...

Bulletin

Ontario Releases Framework for Private Retail Cannabis Sales

Sept. 28, 2018 - With less than three weeks before cannabis becomes legal for adult use in Canada, Ontario has finally tabled its approach to retail distribution. Among the myriad aspects of the recreational cannabis industry left to the discretion of the provinces, retail distribution may have the largest impact...

Bulletin

Investment Considerations for the Cannabis Industry: Spotting the Red Flags

Nov. 22, 2017 - The recent $245-million investment by Constellation Brands, a NYSE-listed producer of beer, wine and spirits, in TSX-listed Canopy Growth focused attention across North America on the Canadian cannabis industry. The announcement of the approximately 9.9% investment on October 30, 2017 drove Canopy...

Bulletin

Québec Releases Framework for Recreational Cannabis

Nov. 21, 2017 - The Canadian government is going full steam ahead with its plans to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes in July 2018, but it has left some of the toughest decisions relating to the sale, distribution, cultivation and promotion of cannabis to the provinces and territories. As a result, a...

Osgoode Hall Law School—Honourable F.H. Barlow Scholarship; Fasken Martineau Prize

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2018

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2017
Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA (Hons) (with Distinction), 2012