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Emma Costante

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Financings

  • Tasktop Technologies Incorporated on its C$100-million in new financing from Sumeru Equity Partners

  • Notch Therapeutics in connection with its US$85-million Series A financing

  • adMare BioInnovations in connection with the C$8-million seed financing of Abdera Therapeutics

  • AbCellera Biologics in connection with its US$555.5-million initial public offering of common shares on NASDAQ

  • Brewster Travel Canada Inc. (an affiliate of Viad Corp.) on its acquisition of a majority equity interest in Mountain Park Lodges

  • D-Wave Systems Inc. in multiple venture capital financings totaling in excess of C$150-million

  • Beijing BDStar Navigation Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of Canadian mobile positioning technology company Rx Networks Inc. with a total deal value of approximately C$31-million

  • Trilogy International Partners on its US$875-million business combination with Allignvest Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC)

  • Cognizant on their acquisition of Idea Couture, a privately held firm that offers digital innovation, strategy, design and technology services

  • Dominion Lending Centres Group in the sale of a 60 per cent interest to Founders Advantage Capital Corp. for C-$78 million

  • Foley’s Candies in its sale to Yellow Point Equity Partners

  • Concert Infrastructure, Bird Construction and Bird Capital in their successful bid to construct, finance and maintain nine public-private partnership schools in Saskatchewan

Corporate Governance and Complex Commercial Transactions

  • Centre for Drug Research and Development in connection with its business combination with NEOMED Institute to create adMare BioInnovations

  • Acting for joint venture partners in forming various forms of joint ventures in the natural resource and manufacturing sectors

  • Representing companies and shareholders in complex governance matters, including the negotiation and renegotiation of complex multi-party shareholder agreements

  • Negotiating and drafting all manner of commercial and operational contracts specific to the retail, technology, agricultural and natural resource sectors

Competition and Foreign Investment

  • Representing domestic and international clients on a variety of competition law and foreign investment issues, including merger review, abuse of dominance, net benefit assessments and national security matters
Publications
  • Co-author: Canada Chapter
    The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control, Global Legal Group, 15th Edition, 2019.
Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2015
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2013
J.D., University of Toronto - 2012
B.A. (Recipient of the Brian Coghlan Memorial Prize in Economics), McGill University - 2009
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