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Canada: Due Diligence Accountants 2016

Eighteen leading individuals are highlighted in this chapter for their impressive expertise assessing the risks and opportunities of a proposed transaction and offering advice on relevant conditions, warranties and indemnities that should be included in an agreement.

Deloitte achieves seven listings this year, including president of Deloitte Quebec Pierre Laporte, who is recognised for his top-tier work on large and complex cross-border cases. The “terrific” Brad Gordica possesses over 23 years of experience in the field and advises clients on M&A matters, corporate reorganisations and financing strategies. Alexandre Baril is known for his strong expertise handling M&A transactions, while Ivor Luk, managing partner of the advisory services group in British Colombia, is recognised for his “detailed and meticulous work”.

PricewaterhouseCoopers receives three nominations in this chapter. Miriam Pozza is highlighted for her “fantastic” transactional work, and counsels clients on all aspects of an acquisition. She is joined by Jim McGuigan who boasts over 20 years of experience handling transactional and corporate finance matters. He is praised for his “great attention to detail” when working on valuations and due diligence reviews. Alan Wallace is also recognised for his leading work in the field.

CEO of KPMG Canada Elio Luongo is one of three names listed from his firm. He has advised both domestic and international organisations in connection with corporate restructuring and planning. Ian Wilshaw is considered a due diligence “specialist” with experience of handling a variety of corporate transactions from IPOs to acquisitions. Simon Chen is also listed for his impressive due diligence work.  

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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