Shlomi Feiner
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2393

Shlomi's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law, as well as private equity. He has acted as counsel to international purchasers and target companies in public company acquisitions, and purchasers and vendors in asset and share purchase transactions. He has also acted as counsel to issuers and dealers in various securities offerings, and has provided general corporate and commercial law advice to a range of Canadian and international clients.

Shlomi joined Blakes in December 2005 after practising for five years with a New York-based international law firm.


Representative transactions include advising:

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice properties Real Estate Investment Trust

  • Agrium Inc. on its US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Element Financial Corporation on its "butterfly" spin-out transaction by way of plan of arrangement pursuant to which Element separated into two new public companies: Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) and ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN)

  • Element Financial Corporation on its acquisitions of GE Capital's North American and ANZ fleet portfolio, PHH Corporation's fleet business, TLS Fleet Management and CoActiv Capital Partners, as well as the related financings

  • Bell on its C$670-million acquisition of Glentel Inc. and subsequent sale of a 50 per cent interest in Glentel Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

  • Compañia Española de Petroleos, S.A.U. (CEPSA) and Strategic Resources (Global) Limited on their acquisition of Coastal Energy Company valued at C$2.3-billion

  • Nexen Inc. on its C$15.1-billion acquisition by CNOOC Limited

  • Bell and Rogers Communications Inc. on their acquisition of a net 75 per cent ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise

  • TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust on its acquisition by PD Kanco LP and Starlight Investments Ltd. valued at C$2-billion

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. on its C$950-million initial public offering and subsequent public offerings of debentures in 2010 and 2014

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$43-billion strategic merger with Petro-Canada


Shlomi has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Mergers & Acquisition Law)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2018 (Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (M&A and Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (M&A and Governance)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Recommended - Corporate and M&A)

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert magazine as one of the "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in Canada, November 2009

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Blakes Bulletin on Mergers & Acquisitions, July 28, 2017.
Co-author: Mergers & Acquisitions
6th Edition, Global Legal Insights, March 23, 2017.
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Quoted: A lower loonie still goes a long way
Article by Jim Middlemiss, Listed Magazine, December 18, 2016.
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