Liam Churchill
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3057

Liam advises clients on a wide variety of international and domestic capital markets transactions, including public financings, mergers and acquisitions, and private placements. He also advises Canadian and foreign companies on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.

From 2016 to 2017, Liam was seconded to the Firm’'s office in London, where he focused on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions and advised both Canadian and foreign companies conducting business or offerings in Canada.

Liam previously completed a secondment in the corporate finance branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. Prior to joining Blakes, he worked in the communications and consultations branch of the Privy Council Office.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Corporate Finance

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in connection with its C$575-million public offering of common shares

  • Washington Companies in connection with a US$550-million notes offering, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation

  • HLS Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its US$385-million private placement financing of debt and equity, the proceeds of which were used to acquire the Clozaril® rights from Novartis

  • The underwriters in connection with the offering of Canadian dollar high-yield notes by Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

  • The underwriters in connection with multiple public offerings of units of American Hotel Income Properties REIT

  • Avnel Gold Mining Limited in a bought deal financing of ordinary shares

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Avnel Gold Mining Limited in connection with its C$160-million acquisition by Endeavour Mining Corporation

  • Qinetic Group on its acquisition of the Canadian subsidiaries of Meggitt Target Systems

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCon Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition by way of a plan of arrangement of Capstone for approximately C$480-million

  • BCE Inc. in connection with its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Glentel Inc. and subsequent sale of a 50 per cent interest in Glentel Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Corporate Governance, November 15, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, September 18, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, September 13, 2016
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets and Securities Litigaton, July 6, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets and Securities Litigation, May 10, 2016
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