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Recent representative transactions include advising:


  • The Board of Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited on CP's proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern, a transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately US$29-billion

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. on its C$1.6-billion acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

  • Torstar Corporation in connection with its acquisition by NordStar Capital L.P.

  • Hudson’s Bay Company in connection with its C$2-billion privatization transaction with a shareholder group led by the Company's Executive Chairman

  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board on their C$1.7-billion acquisition of AltaGas Canada Inc.

  • Great Hill Partners in connection with its acquisition of VersaPay Corporation for approximately C$125-million

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$3.9-billion acquisition by Choice Properties REIT

  • CCCC International Holding Limited in connection with its proposed C$1.51-billion acquisition of Aecon Group Inc.

  • CI Financial Corp. on its acquisition of Sentry Investments Inc. for C$780-million in cash and common shares of CI Financial Corp.

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on the sale of its 25 per cent interest in the Cerro Casale project and 100 per cent interest in the Quebrada Seca project to Goldcorp Inc. for consideration including US$300-million in cash

  • The Special Committee of Amaya Inc. in connection with a proposed going-private transaction and related matters

  • Sprott Resource Corp. in connection with its business combination with Adriana Resources Inc.

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCON Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition of Capstone for approximately C$480-million

  • The Independent Trustees of CentralGold Trust in connection with the acquisition of CentralGold Trust by Sprott Asset Management Gold Bid LP

  • Johnson Electric Holdings Limited on its C$800-million acquisition of Stackpole International

  • Bell on its C$670-million acquisition of GLENTEL Inc. and subsequent sale of a 50 per cent interest in GLENTEL Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

  • BlackBerry Limited on a US$4.7-billion acquisition proposal from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

  • Borealis Infrastructure and LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services in connection with LifeLabs' acquisition of CML Healthcare Inc., a transaction valued at C$1.22-billion

  • Safeway Inc. on the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc. for C$5.8-billion, selected as the 2013 Deal of the Year by Lexpert magazine

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on its acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc.

  • Bell and Rogers Communications Inc. on their acquisition of a net 75 per cent ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on the sale of its 50 per cent interest in the Crixas Mine to AngloGold Ashanti Limited for US$220-million; its US$370-million acquisition of the Dvoinoye deposit and Vodorazdelnaya property in Russia; its US$250-million acquisition of the Lobo-Marte gold project in Chile; and its US$3.1-billion acquisition of Bema Gold Corporation

  • BHP Billiton on its US$40-billion offer to acquire Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Capital Markets

  • Canadian counsel to Intact Financial Corporation on its offering of C$4.45-billion of subscription receipts in connection with its proposed C$12.3-billion acquisition, together with Tryg A/S, of RSA Insurance Group Plc

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its US$1.7-billion acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., and related C$700-million equity financing consisting of a C$360-million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a C$340-million private placement of subscription receipts

  • The underwriters in connection with Stornoway Diamond Corporation's C$946-million comprehensive financing transaction, including a C$132-million public offering of subscription receipts, to fund the construction of its Renard diamond project in Quebec

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. on its C$400-million cross-border initial public offering of common shares and its subsequent US$586-million and US$350-million cross-border public offerings of common shares

  • BlackBerry Limited on its US$1.25-billion private placement of convertible debentures to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors

  • BHP Billiton Finance Limited on its C$750-million offering of maple bonds

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on numerous public offerings of common shares and debentures

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. on its C$950-million initial public offering and subsequent public offerings of C$425-million of debentures and substantial issuer bids for an aggregate of C$485-million of common shares

  • Underwriters on numerous public offerings of equity and debt securities, including offerings led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, National Bank Financial, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, TD Securities and UBS Securities

Awards & Recognition

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

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2021 Edition (Mergers and Acquisitions)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Corporate Law, Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Governance, and Mining)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Corporate M&A)

  • Acritas Stars 2021: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Corporate and M&A, and Capital Markets)

  • The 2021 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, and Corporate and Commercial Law) 

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2020 (Leading Lawyer - Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity and Mining)

  • Who's Who Thought Leaders: Mergers and Acquisitions 2019

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

  • Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2019

  • The 2018 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1991
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1989
B.Comm., University of Alberta - 1986

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