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About David

David's practice focuses on a variety of capital markets transactions, including public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides ongoing advice on general securities and corporate law matters to a variety of issuer clients including corporate governance, continuous disclosure and securities regulatory matters.

David has acted as counsel to issuers and dealers in a number of public financings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has also acted for companies in share purchase transactions, statutory arrangements, take-over bids and reorganizations. These transactions have involved participants in industries such as financial services, insurance and entertainment and gaming.

In 2018, David completed a six-month secondment in the legal department of one of the Firm's public issuer clients, where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities and regulatory matters.

Select Experience

Representative examples of David's experience include advising:

Strategic Transactions

  • Power Financial Corporation on its C$1.65-billion repurchase and cancellation of common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering into Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s C$2-billion substantial issuer bid, and Power Corporation of Canada on its C$1.35-billion repurchase and cancellation of subordinate voting shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering of common shares into Power Financial Corporation’s substantial issuer bid

Corporate Finance

  • Intact Financial Corporation in connection with various offerings including its inaugural offering of C$300-million aggregate principal amount of Limited Recourse Capital Notes, its offerings of C$4.45-billion of subscription receipts and C$600-million of medium term notes in connection with its C$12.3-billion acquisition, together with Tryg A/S, of RSA Insurance Group Plc and its offerings of an aggregate of C$1-billion of medium term notes

  • Sagen MI Canada Inc. in connection with various offerings for an aggregate amount of C$1.15-billion including four debenture offerings, an offering of preferred shares and an offering of hybrid notes

  • IGM Financial Inc. Inc. in connection with a public offering of C$300-million aggregate principal amount of debentures

  • dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. in connection with its C$250-million private placement of subordinate voting shares and subscription receipts that closed concurrently with its C$700-million initial public offering for total proceeds of approximately C$950-million

  • Syndicates of dealers in connection with offerings by Air Canada, Automotive Properties REIT, Slate Office REIT, Slate Grocery REIT, Restaurant Brands Inc.

  • A senior U.S. public issuer in connection with its C$2.5-billion maple bond offering

  • Zeg Oil and Gas Ltd. in connection with its private placement investment of US$30-million in Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited

  • Various dealers on “at-the-market” equity distribution programs

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • IGM Financial Inc. in connection with its purchase of an approximately 20.5% equity interest in Rockefeller Capital Management for US$622-million

  • IGM Financial Inc. in connection with its pending sale of Investment Planning Counsel for C$575-million

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc., creating a leading North America digital sports content, gaming and technology company

  • Zeg Oil and Gas Ltd. on its acquisition of a majority of the shares of Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited from AOG Upstream B.V. and its affiliates for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$16.4-million

  • Delek Group Ltd. on its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares in the capital of Ithaca Energy Inc., not already owned by Delek, by way of a supported takeover bid and subsequent compulsory acquisition which valued Ithaca's enterprise value at C$1.68-billion

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in connection with its friendly C$480-million acquisition by Irving Infrastructure Corp., a subsidiary of iCON Infrastructure Partners III, L.P., by way of a court approved plan of arrangement

Awards & Recognition

David is recognized in the following publications:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Securities Law)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)


JD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University – 2014
BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University – 2011

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