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John Tuzyk

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John's recent experience includes:

  • Acted for Power Financial Corporation on its C$1.65-billion repurchase and cancellation of common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering into Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s C$2-billion substantial issuer bid, and Power Corporation of Canada on its C$1.35-billion repurchase and cancellation of subordinate voting shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering of common shares into Power Financial Corporation’s substantial issuer bid

  • Advising Sagard Holdings and Fairfax Financial on their US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group Ltd.

  • Acting for IGM Financial Inc.'s subsidiary Mackenzie Investments on its acquisition of 13.9 per cent interest in China Asset Management Co., Ltd. for C$647-million

  • Representing Wescast Industries Inc. on its C$200-million acquisition by Sichuan Bohong Industry Co., Ltd.

  • Representing Gennum Corporation on its C$500-million acquisition by Semtech Corporation

  • Engaged by Canadian securities regulators to prepare rules relating to registration and prospectus exemptions under the Securities Act (Ontario), including those for employee plans and dividend reinvestment plans, as well as insider reporting requirements

Awards & Recognition

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

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Gaming & Licensing)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018-2020 (Gaming)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • Chambers Canada 2018 (Gaming)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Voted by his peers as one of the leading gaming lawyers in Canada)

Professional Activities

John regularly writes and speaks on corporate governance and public company matters. He is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

John is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in the Global Professional Master of Laws program. He also regularly writes and speaks on corporate governance and public company matters and is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

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Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1982
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1980
B.A., University of Toronto - 1976

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