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About Craig

Craig retired as a Blakes Partner in December 2023. Craig specialized in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, and served as the relationship partner for many major corporate clients.

In addition to his role at Blakes, Craig served from 2001 to 2006 as the senior vice-president of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate secretary, of Geac Computer, a large Canadian public software company.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Labatt in its take-over bid for Lakeport Brewing Income Fund

  • AkzoNobel in its take-over bid for Sico

  • Geac Computer in its acquisition by Golden Gate through a plan of arrangement

  • InBev in its acquisition of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) and AmBev's contemporaneous acquisition of Labatt Brewing

  • Vivendi in its strategic combination with Seagram and Canal+ through a plan of arrangement

  • Labatt in the sale of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club to Rogers Communications


  • Nortel Networks

  • SkyDome

  • Campeau

  • Olympia & York

  • Dome Petroleum

Awards & Recognition

Craig is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Corporate Commercial Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders – M&A 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019 (M&A)

Professional Activities

Craig has lectured as an adjunct professor in securities law at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University, and has spoken and written on a wide range of subjects, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, shareholder agreements and directors' liabilities.

Craig was the president of TechLaw Group, an international network of law firms focused on technology law and business, for 2012–2013. He is a Senior Fellow and College Solicitor of Massey College and a member of the national council of the C.D. Howe Institute.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1987
JD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto – 1985
BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto – 1982
ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music – 1979

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