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Shavone Bazarkewich
Shavone Bazarkewich Partner | Toronto

About Shavone

Shavone's practice covers all aspects of corporate and international tax planning, with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public equity and debt financing, investment funds (including exchange-traded funds (ETFs)), REITs and other real estate investment vehicles.

Shavone is a member of the Firm's Sports Law group and also regularly provides advice specific to taxation matters in the sports industry.

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

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financing

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

  • Several Canadian exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsors and asset managers, including Horizons ETF Management (Canada) Inc. and Evolve Funds Group Inc.

  • Underwriters on a C$230-million initial public offering of trust units by Minto Apartment REIT on the Toronto Stock Exchange

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with public and private offerings of senior unsecured debentures, including its public offering of C$250-million principal amount of 3.416% debentures due January 2023

Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2023 (Tax Law)

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2016
JD/MBA, University of Toronto – 2015
BA (Hon.), University of Toronto – 2011

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