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Ross McKee

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Wells Fargo on its acquisition of Merlin Canada

  • The Special Committee of World Point Terminals Inc. in a going-private transaction

  • Macquarie on its acquisition of Tristone Capital

  • Acted for a Canadian bank on its C$1.5-billion private placement of common shares, Canada's then largest equity private placement

  • EGI Financial Holdings Inc. in its C$21-million rights offering

  • Canaccord Capital in its C$70-million private placement for Melco China Resorts

  • Numerous international dealers for their Canadian private placement programs

Awards & Recognition

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

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2020 Edition (Capital Markets)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Securities Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2019 (Fintech)

Professional Activities

Ross is a past member of the Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Ross co-authored the Canadian Investor Relations Institute's Standards and Guidance for Disclosure and was retained by the Toronto Stock Exchange to maintain its Filing Guide for TSX-listed companies.

He has written articles and spoken at seminars on topics in the areas of securities law and corporate governance held by the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, Osgoode Hall Continuing Legal Education, the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, and the Canada China Business Council.

For five years, Ross taught the course on securities regulation at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: How the Sell Side Looks at Your Company
    Canadian Investor Relations Institute Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 4, 2018.
  • Speaker: Blockchain Investment & Governance
    EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference), Toronto, Ontario, May 4, 2018.
  • Moderator: Building The Foundation For Blockchain Leadership in Canada
    Blockchain Summit, The Conference Board of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2018.
  • Speaker: Blockchain Legal/Regulatory
    Blockchain Economic Event, Fintech Canada, Toronto, Ontario, April 19, 2018.
  • Speaker: What's Stopping Them? - Status of Foreign Private Offerings to Canadian Institutional Investors
    Pension Investment Association of Canada Tax Forum, Toronto, November 22, 2017.
  • Speaker: Opportunities and Challenges for ICOs
    CoinLaunch Pitch Up, Toronto, October 12, 2017.
Media Activities
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1983
LL.B., Queen's University - 1981
B.A., University of Toronto - 1976

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