Paul Singh
Partner | Toronto, Calgary
Toronto: 416-863-2385
Calgary: 403-260-9605

Paul's diverse practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and energy.

Paul advises public and private corporations, as well as institutional investors, on a broad range of complex domestic and international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, reorganizations and financing transactions. He has extensive experience in divestment work in relation to regulatory requirements and effectively completing transactions as part of regulatory approvals.

Paul also advises foreign corporations on establishing and structuring their Canadian operations and clients, both foreign and domestic, with their day to day legal matters.

Paul works from both the Firm's Toronto and Calgary offices. He previously spent three years with the Firm in the U.S., where he further developed his cross-border transactional expertise.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Certain of Paul's representative transactions include advising:

  • Superior Plus on its purchase of an option from Gibson Energy ULC to acquire the retail propane business of Canwest Propane
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), as Canadian counsel, on its acquisition of 40 per cent of Glencore Agricultural Products (Glencore Agri), valuing Glencore Agri at US$6.25-billion
  • Suncor on the sale of its half interest in the Cedar Point II wind project to Fiera Capital
  • Agrium Inc. on its proposed US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
  • Agrium Inc. in connection with its C$1.8-billion supported funding of Glencore International plc's C$6.1-billion acquisition of Viterra Inc. and the subsequent acquisition by Agrium from Glencore of Viterra's wholesale and retail agri-products division, including businesses, properties and assets in Canada and Australia and a series of related third-party sale and required divesture transactions
  • Mueller Water Products on various strategic cross-border acquisitions and divestitures
  • Agrium Inc. in connection with a series of acquisitions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • RR Donnelley on the restructuring of its Canadian business in preparation for the spin-offs of its publishing and retail-centric print services and office products business and its financial communications and data service business
  • Safeway on its C$5.8-billion sale of Canada Safeway to Sobeys
  • Echelon Wealth Partners in connection with the acquisition of Dundee Goodman Private Wealth from Dundee Securities Ltd.
  • First Asset Capital Corp in connection with its sale to CI Financial Corp.
  • Element Financial Corporation on its acquisitions of PHH Corporation's fleet business, GE Capital's Canadian fleet portfolio, TLS Fleet Management and CoActiv Capital Partners
  • Pearson plc in connection with its global trade book publishing joint venture with Bertelsmann to form Penguin Random House, creating the world's leading consumer publishing company
  • ENMAX on its sale of a 50 per cent interest in the Shepard Energy Centre to Capital Power L.P., for a joint venture between ENMAX and Capital Power relating to the Shepard Energy Centre
  • McKesson on its acquisition of the banner and franchised retail pharmaceutical businesses of Katz Group Canada Inc. for C$920-million
  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on its C$4.9-billion acquisition of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd.
  • Teachers' Private Capital on its acquisition of Dynea North America
  • H.I.G. Capital on various acquisitions and divestitures
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Paul was named as one of Lexpert magazine's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in Canada in 2014. He is also consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers (Leading Lawyer and Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Repeatedly Recommended - multiple categories)