Tim Phillips
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3842

Tim's practice is focused on capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters, including public and private debt and equity offerings and advising a wide range of market participants, including issuers, underwriters, dealers, fund managers, trade associations and alternative trading systems, on Canadian capital markets and derivatives regulation, compliance and trading issues.

Tim’s approach to solving complex legal issues benefits from unique cross-border perspectives gained practicing U.S. bankruptcy, securities and derivatives law in the New York office of a leading New York-based international law firm.


Representative matters include acting on behalf of and advising:


  • Dealers, asset managers and fund sponsors on Canadian regulatory requirements, including dealer and portfolio manager registration requirements, acquisitions of regulated entities and IIROC’s universal market integrity rules

  • Clearinghouses, trade associations and various other U.S., Canadian and international market participants in connection with OTC derivatives trading documentation and regulatory reform initiatives, including Canada’s mandatory clearing, margin, trade reporting and customer collateral protection regimes and proposed registration and business conduct rules

  • U.S. and European electronic trading platforms in connection with offering Canadian market participants screen access

  • Numerous U.S. and European broker-dealers on disclosure, dealer registration and bank regulatory requirements related to extending global offerings into Canada


  • Various issuers and dealers on “at-the-market” equity distribution programs and related regulatory requirements

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$1.8-billion initial public offering of common shares of Hydro One Limited and subsequent follow on offerings

  • Lundin Petroleum AB, a Swedish oil and gas company, in connection with the cross-border spin-off and TSX listing of its Canadian subsidiary, International Petroleum Corporation

  • A major U.S. financial institution in connection with C$3-billion of maple bond offerings and numerous other private placements of debt and preferred stock in Canada

  • A major international financial institution in connection with a C$200-million collateral transformation transaction, including the issuance of an amortizing maple bond

  • A senior U.S. public issuer in connection with its C$750-million maple bond offering

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. in a public offering of class A common shares in the U.S. and Canada under the "northbound" MJDS, raising proceeds of over US$260-million

  • Mining issuers and streaming companies on metals streaming agreements

  • The underwriters in connection with various high-yield debt offerings, including offerings by DHX Media, Delphi Energy Corp. and Manitok Energy Inc.

  • Pet Valu, a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Pet Supermarket

  • H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of Dominion Colour Corporation

  • MCAP Commercial LP in connection with its offerings of senior secured notes

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