John-Paul (J-P) is a corporate lawyer focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He co-leads the Firm's Private Equity group.
A significant portion of J-P's practice involves working with Canadian, US and international private equity funds and their portfolio companies in investment, add-on, recapitalization and exit transactions, as well as with technology-based businesses in M&A, financing and commercial matters. He is also frequently engaged as special M&A counsel by companies and their investment bankers in relation to competitive auction processes.
For several years, J-P has been recognized as a leading Canadian corporate and M&A lawyer by multiple league table and ranking guides, including Lexpert, Chambers Canada and Chambers Global, with clients noting in Chambers that he is an "excellent" lawyer who is "very knowledgeable and responsive", that they have "complete trust in J-P to ensure that we are heading in the right direction and to manage our risks", and that he "brings great common sense to the table" and is an "absolute pleasure to deal with".