Scott D. Fisher

Partner

Scott D. Fisher

Scott D. Fisher

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2000

Scott brings his sharp business mind and deep cross-border experience to all his transactions.

Clients trust Scott to provide meticulous and creative advice for their IPOs as well as other public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in the U.S. An expert in the Canada-U.S. multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS), Scott works with issuers and underwriters, individuals and private equity and investment funds doing business in the U.S. Companies of varying sizes – and their boards of directors – regularly turn to him for guidance on securities laws and filings, business combinations, corporate governance and stock exchange requirements.

Scott joined us after a decade practising law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He has significant experience working on complex, large-scale offerings with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and The Blackstone Group and their portfolio companies, including Foundation Coal Holdings, Sealy Corp. and Rockwood Holdings. Scott also worked extensively with Hemisphere Media Group, a publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting Spanish-language television and cable networks in the U.S. and Latin America.

In 1999, Scott clerked for the Hon. Raymond J. Dearie of the Eastern District of New York.

Scott D. Fisher

Partner

Scott brings his sharp business mind and deep cross-border experience to all his transactions.

Clients trust Scott to provide meticulous and creative advice for their IPOs as well as other public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in the U.S. An expert in the Canada-U.S. multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS), Scott works with issuers and underwriters, individuals and private equity and investment funds doing business in the U.S. Companies of varying sizes – and their boards of directors – regularly turn to him for guidance on securities laws and filings, business combinations, corporate governance and stock exchange requirements.

Scott joined us after a decade practising law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He has significant experience working on complex, large-scale offerings with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and The Blackstone Group and their portfolio companies, including Foundation Coal Holdings, Sealy Corp. and Rockwood Holdings. Scott also worked extensively with Hemisphere Media Group, a publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting Spanish-language television and cable networks in the U.S. and Latin America.

In 1999, Scott clerked for the Hon. Raymond J. Dearie of the Eastern District of New York.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$230 million in high yield notes, its US$75 million incremental secured term loan, its repurchase and redemption of existing high yield notes and its associated consent solicitation.

Luminus Management, LLC

Acted for Luminus Management, LLC in connection with its $49 million strategic investment in common shares (resulting in a 16.7% aggregate equity interest) and 10% senior secured high yield notes of Delphi Energy Corp. and negotiation of an investor rights agreement with the issuer.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its US$220-million direct registered offering of common shares to an institutional investor in the United States. The shares were sold pursuant to a cross-border shelf prospectus and prospectus supplement filed under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.

500 Startups

Acting for 500 Startups in connection with the formation of its first Canadian venture capital seed fund.

BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $193-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust. The REIT intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of the purchase price for its US$242-million acquisition of a portfolio of six multi-family properties.

TD Securities Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. in connection with a $312-million sale of a combined 9.9% stake in TMX Group Ltd. by Alberta Investment Management Corp., Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board.

Desjardins Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by Desjardins Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in connection with a US$69 million bought deal public offering of trust units issued by WPT Industrial REIT.

BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank in connection with Centerra Gold Inc.'s $195-million public offering of subscription receipts. The proceeds of the offering were used to partially finance Centerra's $1.1 billion purchase of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $181.5-million secondary bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $143.9-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust. The proceeds from the offering were used to fund part of the purchase price for Milestone's $502-million acquisition of 15 properties from Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Acted for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and a syndicate of underwriters on Videotron Ltd.'s $375-million aggregate issuance of 5.75% senior notes due January 15, 2026.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $125-million bought deal treasury and secondary offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its public offering of 7,901,650 trust units at a price of $19.65 per unit to a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets for total net proceeds of approximately $148.8 million.

RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC World Markets

Acted in Canada and the U.S. for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC World Markets in connection with a US$46.5-million bought deal public offering of trust units of WPT Industrial REIT, the net proceeds from which were used to partially fund the acquisition of six industrial properties in the U.S.

Guide

Canadian Capital Markets Report 2017: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Mar. 31, 2017 - Canadian capital markets in 2016 were turbulent and unpredictable, to say the least. Factors that contributed to shaky investor confidence included the unprecedented British vote to exit the European Union, the hard fought and (to some) surprising result of the U.S. presidential election, a...

Bulletin

SEC Publishes Taxonomy for Foreign Private Issuers’ Submission of Data in XBRL

Mar. 03, 2017 - On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published on its website the tags or “taxonomy” needed by foreign private issuers that prepare their financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to submit those reports using the interactive...

Bulletin

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...

Bulletin

United States Joins Canada and European Union in Adopting Transparency Rules

June 29, 2016 - In line with a global trend for greater transparency of payments made by companies in extractive industries to governments of resource-rich countries, the United States has joined Canada and the European Union in adopting “publish what you pay” rules for such companies. These rules are aimed at...

Guide

2016 Canadian Capital Markets Report: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Mar. 09, 2016 - The past year was a roller coaster of a year for Canadian capital markets, beginning much how it ended – with a devalued Canadian dollar, lower interest rates in Canada and a shift in regional growth from the west to central Canada. Against the background of these market realities, the focus of ...

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, teleconference, “You’ve Got the Right Stuff, Baby: What Corporate Counsel Look for in Outside Counsel”

Mar. 07, 2016

Bulletin

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 small...

Bulletin

SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Rule

Aug. 24, 2015 - On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933 to require most SEC-registered U.S. companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of their chief executive officer (or any equivalent...

Bar Admissions

New York, 2000

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 1999
Yale University, BA (Cum Laude), 1995