John M. Tuzyk
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2918

John represents a significant number of Canadian public companies in the financial services, technology, automotive, retail and utility sectors, and provides advice in connection with corporate governance matters, public company requirements, public and private company M&A, reorganizations, and private and public equity and debt financings. He also has significant experience in public/private-sector arrangements.

One of John's areas of specialization is executive compensation in which he advises a number of public companies and major executive compensation consulting firms.

Another is representing clients involved in Canada's gaming industry, such as commercial casino operators.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

John's recent experience includes:

  • Advising Sagard Holdings and Fairfax Financial on their US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group Ltd.
  • Acting for IGM Financial Inc.'s subsidiary Mackenzie Investments on its acquisition of 13.9 per cent interest in China Asset Management Co., Ltd. for C$647-million
  • Representing Wescast Industries Inc. on its C$200-million acquisition by Sichuan Bohong Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Representing Gennum Corporation on its C$500-million acquisition by Semtech Corporation
  • Engaged by Canadian securities regulators to prepare rules relating to registration and prospectus exemptions under the Securities Act (Ontario), including those for employee plans and dividend reinvestment plans, as well as insider reporting requirements
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

John is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Voted by his peers as one of the leading gaming lawyers in Canada)
  • Acritas Stars 2016: Independently Rated Lawyers (Received three stars, the highest rating in Canada)
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets and Securities Litigation, September 13, 2016.
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
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, October 9, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, September 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, August 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Corporate Governance/Corporate & Commercial, August 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets/Securities Litigation, June 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets/Securities Litigation, June 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, April 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, April 2015
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