Peter practises in all areas of domestic and international income tax law, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, financings and restructurings, and tax disputes. He also provides ongoing tax-planning advice to private equity funds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other collective investment funds.
He has worked with major Canadian and international clients in diverse industries, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive parts, infrastructure, power generation and natural resources.
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
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.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1996
LLB, University of Ottawa – 1994
MSc, University of Toronto – 1990