Vincent A. Mercier

Partner

Vincent A. Mercier

Vincent A. Mercier

Partner

“The best M&A lawyer in Canada bar none. He commands a boardroom, is a great technical lawyer, but is also a counsellor and a deal maker.”
Chambers Canada 2017

Vincent’s deep understanding of the M&A market – Canadian and global – is the reason why public and private sector clients trust him for their most critical transactions, and why boards turn to him when approached by activist investors.

His broad view, practical advice and methodical approach achieve significant success for clients in transactions of all sizes, domestic and international. He advises clients in industries as varied as financial services, communications and media, technology, mining and energy.

Vincent is a former member of our Management Committee. He is the chair of the board for Pathways to Education, a member of the President’s Council of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, a former director of Covenant House Toronto and a former chair of Camp Oochigeas.

Vincent A. Mercier

Partner

“The best M&A lawyer in Canada bar none. He commands a boardroom, is a great technical lawyer, but is also a counsellor and a deal maker.”
Chambers Canada 2017

Vincent’s deep understanding of the M&A market – Canadian and global – is the reason why public and private sector clients trust him for their most critical transactions, and why boards turn to him when approached by activist investors.

His broad view, practical advice and methodical approach achieve significant success for clients in transactions of all sizes, domestic and international. He advises clients in industries as varied as financial services, communications and media, technology, mining and energy.

Vincent is a former member of our Management Committee. He is the chair of the board for Pathways to Education, a member of the President’s Council of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, a former director of Covenant House Toronto and a former chair of Camp Oochigeas.

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in the strategic partnership with Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners, and the associated $750-million investment by Brookfield in TransAlta to advance TransAlta's transition to clean energy. The investment will occur in two tranches (i) $350 million in the form of exchangeable debentures at first closing expected in May 2019; and (ii) $400 million in the form of redeemable preferred shares at second closing expected in October 2020.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Stericyle Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Stericycle, Inc. in its acquisition of Shred-it International, a global secure information destruction services provider, for US$2.3 billion in cash.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Ridley Inc.

Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Ridley Inc., one of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in North America, in connection with its proposed plan of arrangement under which Alltech, Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Ridley Inc. for total consideration of approximately $521 million.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, and provided counsel in related governance, shareholder arrangements and subsequent secondary bought deal offering of 4,899,000 common shares of Hudson's Bay Company for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $115.6 million.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in its $2-billion acquisition through Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of the conventional and specialty television business of Canwest Global Communications Corp., now known as Shaw Media.

Reuters Group PLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Reuters Group PLC in its dual-listed company merger with The Thomson Corporation to create Thomson-Reuters in a transaction valued at US$17.6 billion, creating the first Canadian dual-listed company structure.

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in connection with its $1-billion combination with Newmarket Gold Inc., by way of a Plan of Arrangement, to create a new low-cost, mid-tier gold producer.

Wheaton River Minerals Ltd.

Acted for Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. in connection with the $2.4-billion acquisition of Wheaton River by Goldcorp Inc., and related defeat of an unsolicited takeover bid of Goldcorp by Glamis Gold.

Clarica Life Insurance Company

Acted for Clarica Life Insurance Company in connection with the merger with Sun Life Financial Services of Canada Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in its acquisition of ViaWest, Inc. from Oak Hill Capital Partners and other shareholders for an enterprise value of US$1.2 billion.

Agricore United

Acted for Agricore United, Canada's largest grain handler, in its successful defence of the unsolicited takeover bid made by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the resulting white knight agreement with James Richardson International and the topping $1.8 billion offer by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, resulting in the creation of Viterra, at that time Canada's largest grain-handling company prior to its subsequent disposition to Glencore.

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Baytex Energy Corp. via a Scheme of Arrangement for AUD$1.9 billion.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Enmax Envision Inc., a high-speed data communications subsidiary of Enmax Corporation, operating one of Calgary's largest fibre-optic networks, for a purchase price of approximately $225 million.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with the sale by Shaw of Mountain Cablevision, Shaw's cable system in Hamilton, Ontario, to Rogers Communications Inc., an option for Rogers to purchase Shaw's spectrum licenses for advanced wireless service, and the purchase by Shaw of a one-third interest in TVtropolis, a specialty TV network, from Rogers.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acting for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in the $170-million sale of its shares in Hudson's Bay Company to an affiliated entity controlled by its chairman.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, financial adviser and fairness opinion provider to Element Financial Corporation, in connection with its separation into two independent public companies, Element Fleet Management and ECN Capital.

HP Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to HP Inc., a world leader in printing, in connection with its US$1.05-billion acquisition of the printer business from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, independent financial adviser and fairness opinion provider to the Special Committee and the Board of Directors of Husky Energy, in connection with its $1.7-billion sale of a 65% interest in select midstream assets in the Lloydminster region of Alberta and Saskatchewan to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Limited.

New Gold Inc.

Acted for New Gold Inc. in connection with the sale of its 30% interest in the El Morro copper-gold project in Chile to Goldcorp Inc. in exchange for a $90-million cash payment, a 4% gold stream on life-of-project gold production from the El Morro property and cancellation of a $93-million carried funding loan. In conjunction with the transaction, Goldcorp and Teck Resources Limited announced that they plan to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho properties into a 50/50 joint venture with the interim name of Project Corridor.

Tecpetrol International S.A.

Acted for Tecpetrol International S.A. and Tecpetrol Internacional S.L. (Unipersonal) in connection with the agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Americas Petrogas Argentina S.A from Americas Petrogas Inc. for a cash purchase price of $77.6 million.

Molex Incorporated

Acted for Molex Incorporated, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and a leading global provider of connectors and interconnect components and cable assembly products, in its acquisition of SDP Telecom Inc., a designer and manufacturer of radio-frequency and microwave components and solutions for the wireless communications industry.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, financial advisors to the independent committee of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. in its merger with Norbord Inc., which created a leading global wood products company focused on producing oriented strand board across North America, Europe and Asia.

McCain Foods

Acted for McCain Foods on the sale of its North American frozen pizza business to Dr. Oetker.

CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for CIBC World Markets, the financial advisors to the Special Committee of Magna International Inc., in connection with litigation before the Ontario Securities Commission and the Superior Court of Ontario arising from the elimination by Magna of its dual-class share structure and the creation by Magna of a single class of equity securities by way of a plan of arrangement.

MI Developments, Inc.

Acted for MI Developments, Inc. (MID) in its successful defence of applications made by minority shareholders of MID to the Ontario Securities Commission by seeking orders denying MID the use of various securities law exemptions and seeking to require MID to obtain minority shareholder approval before proceeding with proposed related party transactions with Magna Entertainment Corp.

MI Developments Inc.

Acted for MI Developments Inc. in a divestment and spin-off of ownership position in Magna Entertainment to MI Developments shareholders.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, a multinational oilfield services provider, in connection with the acquisition of contract driller Saxon Energy Services Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement valued at $706 million, including Schlumberger's arrangements with its joint acquirer, private equity fund First Reserve Corporation.

Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP

Acted for the Special Committee of Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP in connection with its strategic alternatives review process which culminated in the $121.6-million sale of its windpower subsidiaries to an affiliate of FPL Energy, LLC and the distribution of its net assets to unitholders.

MI Developments Inc.

Acted for a subsidiary of Magna International Inc. in defending successfully a precedent-setting oppression application brought against it before the Ontario Superior Court by Greenlight Capital Corporation and its founder, David Einhorn. Magna prevailed at trial, as well as on appeal in the Divisional Court of Ontario and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part III: The Joint Actor Issue

Mar. 23, 2018 - In the recently released joint reasons of the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., the commissions considered when a...

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part II: Tactical Poison Pills and Lock-up Agreements in Hostile Bids

Mar. 20, 2018 - The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s adoption of a shareholder rights...

Bulletin

Boards Beware: Regulators Actively Monitoring Related Party Transactions

July 31, 2017 - On July 27, 2017, staff of the Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick securities regulatory authorities offered guidance on the role of boards and special committees and on their process and disclosure obligations in conflict of interest transactions.1 The Notice is helpful in that it...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/M&A (Band 1)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Ontario (Band 1)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Mergers & Acquisitions

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Mergers and Acquisitions (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Finance and Securities (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Commercial Law (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Mid-Market (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Lawyer of the Year 2018, Toronto); Securities Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions (Most Highly Regarded); Capital Markets (Most Highly Regarded); Who’s Who Legal: Corporate—Mergers and Acquisitions; Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets—Debt and Equity

Expert Guides—Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1990

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1988
University of Western Ontario, MA (Economics), 1985
Simon Fraser University, BA (First Class Honours), 1984

Board Memberships

Pathways to Education, chair
Covenant House Toronto, former director
Camp Oochigeas, former chair

Community Involvement

Camp Oochigeas, former volunteer counsellor
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, President’s Council

Teaching Engagements

Vince has taught securities law at the University of Western Ontario and at client continuing legal education seminars.

“The best M&A lawyer in Canada bar none. He commands a boardroom, is a great technical lawyer, but is also a counsellor and a deal maker.”
Chambers Canada 2017

Vincent’s deep understanding of the M&A market – Canadian and global – is the reason why public and private sector clients trust him for their most critical transactions, and why boards turn to him when approached by activist investors.

His broad view, practical advice and methodical approach achieve significant success for clients in transactions of all sizes, domestic and international. He advises clients in industries as varied as financial services, communications and media, technology, mining and energy.

Vincent is a former member of our Management Committee. He is the chair of the board for Pathways to Education, a member of the President’s Council of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, a former director of Covenant House Toronto and a former chair of Camp Oochigeas.

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in the strategic partnership with Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners, and the associated $750-million investment by Brookfield in TransAlta to advance TransAlta's transition to clean energy. The investment will occur in two tranches (i) $350 million in the form of exchangeable debentures at first closing expected in May 2019; and (ii) $400 million in the form of redeemable preferred shares at second closing expected in October 2020.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Stericyle Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Stericycle, Inc. in its acquisition of Shred-it International, a global secure information destruction services provider, for US$2.3 billion in cash.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Ridley Inc.

Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Ridley Inc., one of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in North America, in connection with its proposed plan of arrangement under which Alltech, Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Ridley Inc. for total consideration of approximately $521 million.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, and provided counsel in related governance, shareholder arrangements and subsequent secondary bought deal offering of 4,899,000 common shares of Hudson's Bay Company for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $115.6 million.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in its $2-billion acquisition through Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of the conventional and specialty television business of Canwest Global Communications Corp., now known as Shaw Media.

Reuters Group PLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Reuters Group PLC in its dual-listed company merger with The Thomson Corporation to create Thomson-Reuters in a transaction valued at US$17.6 billion, creating the first Canadian dual-listed company structure.

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in connection with its $1-billion combination with Newmarket Gold Inc., by way of a Plan of Arrangement, to create a new low-cost, mid-tier gold producer.

Wheaton River Minerals Ltd.

Acted for Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. in connection with the $2.4-billion acquisition of Wheaton River by Goldcorp Inc., and related defeat of an unsolicited takeover bid of Goldcorp by Glamis Gold.

Clarica Life Insurance Company

Acted for Clarica Life Insurance Company in connection with the merger with Sun Life Financial Services of Canada Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in its acquisition of ViaWest, Inc. from Oak Hill Capital Partners and other shareholders for an enterprise value of US$1.2 billion.

Agricore United

Acted for Agricore United, Canada's largest grain handler, in its successful defence of the unsolicited takeover bid made by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the resulting white knight agreement with James Richardson International and the topping $1.8 billion offer by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, resulting in the creation of Viterra, at that time Canada's largest grain-handling company prior to its subsequent disposition to Glencore.

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Baytex Energy Corp. via a Scheme of Arrangement for AUD$1.9 billion.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Enmax Envision Inc., a high-speed data communications subsidiary of Enmax Corporation, operating one of Calgary's largest fibre-optic networks, for a purchase price of approximately $225 million.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with the sale by Shaw of Mountain Cablevision, Shaw's cable system in Hamilton, Ontario, to Rogers Communications Inc., an option for Rogers to purchase Shaw's spectrum licenses for advanced wireless service, and the purchase by Shaw of a one-third interest in TVtropolis, a specialty TV network, from Rogers.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acting for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in the $170-million sale of its shares in Hudson's Bay Company to an affiliated entity controlled by its chairman.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, financial adviser and fairness opinion provider to Element Financial Corporation, in connection with its separation into two independent public companies, Element Fleet Management and ECN Capital.

HP Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to HP Inc., a world leader in printing, in connection with its US$1.05-billion acquisition of the printer business from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, independent financial adviser and fairness opinion provider to the Special Committee and the Board of Directors of Husky Energy, in connection with its $1.7-billion sale of a 65% interest in select midstream assets in the Lloydminster region of Alberta and Saskatchewan to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Limited.

New Gold Inc.

Acted for New Gold Inc. in connection with the sale of its 30% interest in the El Morro copper-gold project in Chile to Goldcorp Inc. in exchange for a $90-million cash payment, a 4% gold stream on life-of-project gold production from the El Morro property and cancellation of a $93-million carried funding loan. In conjunction with the transaction, Goldcorp and Teck Resources Limited announced that they plan to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho properties into a 50/50 joint venture with the interim name of Project Corridor.

Tecpetrol International S.A.

Acted for Tecpetrol International S.A. and Tecpetrol Internacional S.L. (Unipersonal) in connection with the agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Americas Petrogas Argentina S.A from Americas Petrogas Inc. for a cash purchase price of $77.6 million.

Molex Incorporated

Acted for Molex Incorporated, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and a leading global provider of connectors and interconnect components and cable assembly products, in its acquisition of SDP Telecom Inc., a designer and manufacturer of radio-frequency and microwave components and solutions for the wireless communications industry.

BMO Capital Markets

Acted for BMO Capital Markets, financial advisors to the independent committee of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. in its merger with Norbord Inc., which created a leading global wood products company focused on producing oriented strand board across North America, Europe and Asia.

McCain Foods

Acted for McCain Foods on the sale of its North American frozen pizza business to Dr. Oetker.

CIBC World Markets Inc.

Acted for CIBC World Markets, the financial advisors to the Special Committee of Magna International Inc., in connection with litigation before the Ontario Securities Commission and the Superior Court of Ontario arising from the elimination by Magna of its dual-class share structure and the creation by Magna of a single class of equity securities by way of a plan of arrangement.

MI Developments, Inc.

Acted for MI Developments, Inc. (MID) in its successful defence of applications made by minority shareholders of MID to the Ontario Securities Commission by seeking orders denying MID the use of various securities law exemptions and seeking to require MID to obtain minority shareholder approval before proceeding with proposed related party transactions with Magna Entertainment Corp.

MI Developments Inc.

Acted for MI Developments Inc. in a divestment and spin-off of ownership position in Magna Entertainment to MI Developments shareholders.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, a multinational oilfield services provider, in connection with the acquisition of contract driller Saxon Energy Services Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement valued at $706 million, including Schlumberger's arrangements with its joint acquirer, private equity fund First Reserve Corporation.

Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP

Acted for the Special Committee of Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP in connection with its strategic alternatives review process which culminated in the $121.6-million sale of its windpower subsidiaries to an affiliate of FPL Energy, LLC and the distribution of its net assets to unitholders.

MI Developments Inc.

Acted for a subsidiary of Magna International Inc. in defending successfully a precedent-setting oppression application brought against it before the Ontario Superior Court by Greenlight Capital Corporation and its founder, David Einhorn. Magna prevailed at trial, as well as on appeal in the Divisional Court of Ontario and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part III: The Joint Actor Issue

Mar. 23, 2018 - In the recently released joint reasons of the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., the commissions considered when a...

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part II: Tactical Poison Pills and Lock-up Agreements in Hostile Bids

Mar. 20, 2018 - The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s adoption of a shareholder rights...

Bulletin

Boards Beware: Regulators Actively Monitoring Related Party Transactions

July 31, 2017 - On July 27, 2017, staff of the Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick securities regulatory authorities offered guidance on the role of boards and special committees and on their process and disclosure obligations in conflict of interest transactions.1 The Notice is helpful in that it...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/M&A (Band 1)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Ontario (Band 1)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Mergers & Acquisitions

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Mergers and Acquisitions (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Finance and Securities (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Commercial Law (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Mid-Market (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Lawyer of the Year 2018, Toronto); Securities Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions (Most Highly Regarded); Capital Markets (Most Highly Regarded); Who’s Who Legal: Corporate—Mergers and Acquisitions; Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets—Debt and Equity

Expert Guides—Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1990

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1988
University of Western Ontario, MA (Economics), 1985
Simon Fraser University, BA (First Class Honours), 1984

Board Memberships

Pathways to Education, chair
Covenant House Toronto, former director
Camp Oochigeas, former chair

Community Involvement

Camp Oochigeas, former volunteer counsellor
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, President’s Council

Teaching Engagements

Vince has taught securities law at the University of Western Ontario and at client continuing legal education seminars.