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 sponsors, trade associations and alternative trading systems, on Canadian capital markets and derivatives regulation and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Blakes, Tim practised in the New York office of a leading New York-based international law firm.

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Representative matters include acting on behalf of and advising:

    REGULATORY MATTERS

  • Fund sponsors and investment advisors on Canadian registration requirements

  • Clearinghouses, trade associations and various other U.S., Canadian and international market participants in connection with OTC derivatives margin regulation and other Canadian derivatives regulatory reform initiatives

  • 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 and dealer registration requirements related to extending global offerings into Canada

  • TRANSACTIONS

  • 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

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, February 25, 2016.
Co-author: Regulation A+ from a Canadian Perspective
The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Vol. 48, No. 17, RSCR Publications, October 7, 2015.
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