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Craig Thorburn

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Labatt in its take-over bid for Lakeport Brewing Income Fund

  • AkzoNobel in its take-over bid for Sico

  • Geac Computer in its acquisition by Golden Gate through a plan of arrangement

  • InBev in its acquisition of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) and AmBev's contemporaneous acquisition of Labatt Brewing

  • Vivendi in its strategic combination with Seagram and Canal+ through a plan of arrangement

  • Labatt in the sale of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club to Rogers Communications

Restructurings

  • Nortel Networks

  • SkyDome

  • Campeau

  • Olympia & York

  • Dome Petroleum

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - M&A 2019

  • Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019 (M&A)

Professional Activities

Craig has lectured as an adjunct professor in securities law at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University, and has spoken and written on a wide range of subjects, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, shareholder agreements and directors' liabilities.

Craig was the president of TechLaw Group, an international network of law firms focused on technology law and business for 2012-2013. He is a Senior Fellow and College Solicitor of Massey College and a member of the national council of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1987
J.D., Faculty of Law, University of Toronto - 1985
B.A., Trinity College, University of Toronto - 1982
A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Music - 1979
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