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Robin Burns

Robin Burns
Robin Burns Associate | Toronto
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Recent representative matters that Robin has advised on include:

M&A

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on its acquisition of LightLife Foods and Field Roast

  • COFRA Holding on its acquisition of Ontario Plants Propagation Limited from Sunridge Partners

  • Canada Bread Company, Limited on its acquisition of Stonemill Bakehouse Limited

  • Schlesinger Group, a portfolio company of Gauge Capital, on its acquisition of Methodify and AskingCanadians

  • Litera on its acquisition of Kira Systems and its industry-leading machine learning contract analysis technology

  • Ascential Group on its US$162-million acquisition of Perpetua Labs

  • A big five bank and a top Canadian telecommunications firm on their respective recent strategic acquisitions

  • Uptake on its acquisition of ShookIOT

  • Linamar Corporation on its C$1.2-billion acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies, a global market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized agriculture harvesting equipment

  • VerticalScope Inc. on its acquisition of a digital media company for outdoor enthusiasts

  • Robert Bosch on its acquisition of TrustPoint

  • Metroland Media Group and Torstar Corporation on the purchase and sale transaction of community newspapers and digital publications with Postmedia

Corporate/Commercial

  • A nationally recognized food service operator on its joint venture with an institutional commercial real estate owner for the redevelopment and long-term operation of food halls and other food facilities to service a landmark mixed-use property in Toronto

  • A multinational pharmaceutical company on various matters pertaining to its COVID-19 vaccine supply arrangements with the Government of Canada

  • A multinational media company on its worldwide corporate reorganizations

  • A leading beverage company on its joint venture with a prominent cannabis company

Pro Bono

  • The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, The Canadian Black Standard, Lumenus (Mental Health, Developmental & Community Services) and LIFT Impact Partners on their various legal needs

Publications
  • Co-author: Not Your Garden-Variety Industry: The Rise of Plant-Based Foods
    Blakes Bulletin on Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, June 2, 2022.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2015
J.D., University of Ottawa - 2014
B.Sc., University of Toronto - 2009

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