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About Shlomi

Shlomi's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law. He has acted as counsel to Canadian and foreign purchasers and target companies in public company acquisitions, and purchasers and vendors in private M&A transactions. He has also provided general corporate and commercial law advice to a range of Canadian and international clients.

Shlomi joined Blakes in December 2005 after practising for five years with a New York-based international law firm.

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Representative transactions include advising:

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc., creating a leading North America digital sports content, gaming and technology company

  • Sagen MI Canada Inc. (formerly Genworth MI Canada Inc.) on its C$1.6-billion acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

  • Torstar Corporation in connection with its acquisition by NordStar Capital L.P.

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

  • Agrium Inc. on its US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Element on its acquisitions of GE Capital's North American and ANZ fleet portfolio, PHH Corporation's fleet business, TLS Fleet Management and CoActiv Capital Partners, as well as the related financings

  • Bell on its C$670-million acquisition of Glentel Inc. and subsequent sale of a 50% interest in Glentel Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

  • Nexen Inc. on its C$15.1-billion acquisition by CNOOC Limited

  • Bell and Rogers Communications Inc. on their acquisition of a net 75% ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise

  • TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust on its acquisition by PD Kanco LP and Starlight Investments Ltd. valued at C$2-billion

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$43-billion strategic merger with Petro-Canada

Awards & Recognition

Shlomi has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2024

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Corporate/Commercial – Ontario)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2023 (M&A)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms 2023 (Rising Star – Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2020 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Next Generation Lawyer – Corporate and M&A)

  • Lexpert magazine, November 2009 (Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40)


Admitted to the New York State Bar – 2001
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2000
LLM, Harvard Law School – 1999
LLB, University of Toronto – 1997
BA, McGill University – 1994

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