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Recent representative matters include advising on:

  • CI Financial on its C$780-million purchase of Sentry Investments
  • Linamar Corporation on its C$1.2-billion acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation on its US$3.8-billion acquisition of Axiall Corporation

  • Aecon Group Inc. and Airport Development Corporation on the sale of their majority interest in the Quito, Ecuador International Airport to Grupo Odinsa and CCR

  • Holcim in connection with its C$50-billion merger with Lafarge

  • Georgian Partners on investments in Medgate Inc. and technology startup Influitive

  • The sale of ESC Corporate Services Ltd. to Information Services Corp.

  • Canadian Western Bank on the sale of Canadian Direct Insurance to Intact Financial Corporation for C$197-million

  • Agrium Inc. on its acquisition of Viterra's wholesale and retail Agri-products division from Glencore International plc and a related third party sale and divesture transaction

  • Element Financial Corporation on its acquisitions of GE Capital's North American and ANZ fleet portfolio, TLS Fleet Management and CoActiv Capital Partners

  • BCE and Rogers on their C$1.1-billion acquisition of 75 per cent in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

  • CBS Corporation on its worldwide reorganization of its Outdoor Advertising Business

  • Granite REIT on its conversion from Granite Real Estate Inc.

Professional Activities

Since January 2016, Rory has been an Adjunct Professor of Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.

Rory is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, and CPA Manitoba.

Professional Appearances
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2012
J.D. (Silver Medallist), University of Toronto - 2011
CPA, CA (2007 UFE National Honour Roll) - 2009
B.Comm (Hon., Finance Program Gold Medallist), University of Manitoba - 2006
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