Lindsay McLeod
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3881

Lindsay's practice focuses on all aspects of pension, employee benefit and executive compensation plans. Lindsay advises clients on regulatory compliance as well as the taxation, design, administration, governance and termination of these arrangements.

Lindsay has experience advising clients on the risks and complex issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions, plan mergers and plan wind-ups. She also has experience advising on plan administration issues such as the division of pension assets on marriage breakdown, beneficiary designation disputes, pension fund investment, and the negotiation of third-party service agreements.

Lindsay spent time at a prominent firm in the U.K. where she advised employers and pension plan trustees on a variety of matters including automatic enrolment, funding negotiations and global transactions.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Lavazza S.p.A. on its acquisition of Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd.

  • Mueller Water Products on various strategic cross-border acquisitions and divestitures

  • Just Eat plc, the world's leading online takeaway order company, on its acquisition of SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services

  • Canada Bread Company, Limited on its acquisition of Stonemill Bakery

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions Ltd. on its acquisition of Accucaps Industries Ltd. from Apotex Holdings Inc.

  • Niagara Tools on its sale to Apex Tool Group, a subsidiary of Bain Capital

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Cross Border Incentive Plans – One size Does Not Fit All
American Lawyer Magazine
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: What's New in Pensions and Benefits
CBA Law Series, Spring 2017 Webinars, National Pensions and Benefits Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2017.
Co-speaker: Hot Topics for Employee Benefit Plans
Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 4, 2017.
Speaker: Changes to OAS, EI and CPP
The Evolving Nature of Pensions and Benefits Law, OBA Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 7, 2017.
Speaker: Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up
Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, November 3, 2016.
Speaker: Maintaining Your Fiduciary Duties
Canadian Workplace Pensions Forum Master Class, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 2016.
Speaker: Pension Predicaments: Over Contributions and Over Payments
Blakes Business Class Seminar: Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Toronto, Ontario, May 5, 2016
Speaker: Cross Country Check Up: Regulatory Update from Coast to Coast
Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Breakfast Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 4, 2016.
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