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Cheryl Satin

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Recent representative matters include acting for:

Life Sciences

  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. on its advanced purchase agreement with the Government of Canada for the supply of adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccines in collaboration with Sanofi

  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A. on its collaboration agreement with Medicago Inc. to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 candidate vaccine

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions Ltd., as Canadian counsel, on its purchase of all of the shares of Accucaps Industries Ltd. from Apotex Holdings Inc.

  • A large multi-national provider of electronic and electronical products, systems and solutions on the Canadian aspects of a multi-billion dollar sale of their global medical device business

  • A private equity firm in connection with its acquisition and continuing consolidation of specialist dental and orthodontist practices across Canada

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc, as Canadian counsel, in connection with the Canadian aspects of its major three-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving its vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare businesses (this deal was named Matter of the Year in the 2015 GCR Awards)

Financial Services/Insurance

  • Pacific Equity Partners on its C$165-million divestiture of AST Investor Services Inc. (Canada) and AST Trust Company (Canada) to the TMX Group Limited

  • Intact Financial Corporation with its C$1-billion acquisition of The Guarantee Company of North America and MGA Frank Cowan Company Limited

  • Republic Financial Holdings Limited on its acquisition of Scotiabank’s Caribbean banking operations

  • Transamerica/Aegon on the C$600-million sale of its business in Canada to Wilton Re/CPPIB

  • VRG Capital in connection with its backing of a management buy-out of Jones Brown Inc. and the subsequent sale of Jones Brown to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  • Three leading Canadian trust companies in connection with the divestitures of their corporate trust and stock transfer businesses

  • Intact Financial Corporation with its C$2.6-billion acquisition of the Canadian insurance businesses of AXA S.A

Other Recent M&A

  • Equinix, Inc. on its C$1.04-billion acquisition of 25 data-centre facilities across Canada from BCE Inc.

  • Maple Leaf Foods on its acquisition of LightLife Foods

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on the sale of its animal nutrition and Rothsay businesses

Awards & Recognition

Cheryl is recognized in:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2021-2022 (Health Care Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Corporate Mid-Market and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business - 2020-2021 (Life Sciences)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2016

  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

Professional Appearances
  • Panellist: COVID-19: M&A Trends and Opportunistic Dealmaking
    Canadian Lawyer Online Event, June 17, 2020.
  • Panellist: Fiduciary Obligations, Conflicts of Interest and Other Considerations for External Board Memberships of Executives
    Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 27-30, 2019.
  • Panellist: International Transactions in a Heavily-Regulated and Changing Legal Landscape
    ABA Business Law Section, 2019 Spring Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 29-30, 2019.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2000
LL.B., University of Western Ontario - 1998
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