Emma Costante
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3332

Emma's practice involves all aspects of corporate and commercial law, as well as competition law and foreign investment matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. She regularly assists Canadian and international clients with investments, acquisitions and other corporate transactions in various industries and fields, including manufacturing, construction, retail, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Blakes as a summer student, Emma worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Trebilcock at the University of Toronto, where she assisted in the research and drafting of publications relating competition law and other regulatory matters.

Emma is fluent in French.

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Corporate & Commercial

  • Trilogy International Partners on its US$875-million business combination with Alignvest Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC)
  • Cognizant on their acquisition of Idea Couture, a privately held firm that offers a broad range of digital innovation, strategy, design and technology services
  • Dominion Lending Centres Group in the sale of a 60 per cent interest to Founders Advantage Capital Corp. for C$78-million
  • Foley’s Candies in its sale to Yellow Point Equity Partners
  • Concert Infrastructure, Bird Construction and Bird Capital in their successful bid to construct, finance and maintain nine public-private partnership schools in Saskatchewan

Competition/Foreign Investment and M&A

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on its Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines and Oncology transactions with Novartis AG
  • Continental AG on its US$1.9-billion acquisition of Veyance Technologies Inc.
  • Element Financial Corporation on its C$1.4-billion acquisition of PHH Corporation's Fleet Management Services business
  • Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. on its C$35-million acquisition of the North American foil business of Novelis Inc.
  • Marine Harvest ASA on its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Grieg Seafood ASA
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. on its US$13.6-billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Canada Chapter
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control, Global Legal Group, 13th Edition, 2017.
Co-author: Canada Chapter
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control, Global Legal Group, 12th Edition, 2016.
Co-author: Leading the Way: Canadian Women in the Law
LexisNexis Canada, Toronto, Ontario, September 16, 2015.
Co-author: Canada Chapter
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control, Global Legal Group, 11th Edition, 2015.
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