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Peter Lee

Peter Lee
Peter Lee Partner | Toronto
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Representative matters include advising:

  • Element Financial Corporation on its "butterfly" spin-out transaction by way of plan of arrangement pursuant to which Element separated into two new public companies: Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) and ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN)

  • Standard Life plc on the sale of its Canadian business to Manulife for C$4-billion

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

  • Audax Private Equity in connection with its acquisitions of LifeMark Health Corp., Viewpoint Medical Assessments and Altasciences Company

  • Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund in connection with its C$48-million IPO of limited partnership units to acquire a portfolio of U.S. apartment properties

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in connection with its C$1-billion convertible debenture offering by way of instalment receipts to partially finance a C$3.4-billion acquisition of The Empire District Electric Company

  • 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 take-over bid and subsequent compulsory acquisition, which values Ithaca’s enterprise at C$1.68-billion

  • Delek Group Ltd. in connection with its private placement investment of approximately US$66-million in Ithaca Energy Inc.

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its US$1.7-billion proposed acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., and its related offerings of C$754-million of subscription receipts, C$150-million of preferred shares and C$425-million of medium term notes

Professional Activities

Peter regularly writes for the International Tax Review and the CCH International Tax Newsletter. He is also a frequent speaker on domestic and cross-border tax issues at different venues, including the Canadian Tax Foundation.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association.

PhD, University of Toronto – 2012
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1996
LLB, University of Ottawa – 1994
MSc, University of Toronto – 1990
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