In this chapter we highlight the top 75 capital markets practitioners in Canada. They are selected for their outstanding expertise advising domestic and international clients on debt and equity and structured finance matters, securities law and capital raising projects.
Most Highly Regarded
Canadian powerhouse Blake Cassels & Graydon demonstrates its strength with a total of 15 listings this year.
Jeffrey Lloyd is renowned for his work on high-value capital markets transactions for clients across a broad range of industries including mining, financial services, real estate and retail.
Chris Hewat is a go-to name for private equity offerings and multi-million-dollar M&A and joint venture transactions.
Brock Gibson QC is well-known for his expert handling of a range of complex cross-border public and private transactions.
Stikeman Elliot also performs well this year with nine lawyers recognised for their expertise.
Jeffrey Singer has amassed more than 25 years of experience in equity capital markets transactions, making him a “market-leader for sure”.
Joel Binder garners plaudits for his experience advising clients on securities compliance matters, public offerings and investment funds.
Edward Waitzer is renowned for his debt capital markets and regulatory expertise as well as his profound knowledge of the Canadian and Chilean markets.
Christopher Nixon possesses considerable experience handling complex securities transactions, and advising on a broad range of corporate finance matters for clients across variety of sectors including oil and gas.
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt sees seven lawyers nominated this year.
Frank Turner is well-versed at navigating domestic and international clients through multi-billion-dollar capital markets transactions.
Douglas Marshall is an “excellent lawyer” who ranks highly among peers thanks to his extensive experience advising clients on debt and equity IPOs as well as hybrid securities offerings.
Goodmans also achieves seven listings.
The “phenomenal” Neill May excels in cross-border public offerings, venture capital financings and the full spectrum of securities law issues.
Stephen Pincus is well-regarded for his broad expertise covering cross-border IPOs, M&A and REITs.
Adam Givertz of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is singled out for his vast experience in capital markets transactions across a wide range of industries and sectors including financial services, energy, tech and telecoms.
Dentons’ William Jenkins is a preeminent lawyer who adeptly advises on the structuring and implementation of debt and equity financings and is lauded as an “authority on securities law”.
Vincent Mercier of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg comes highly esteemed for his stellar track-record in capital markets transactions for clients in the energy, mining and TMT sectors.
Cameron Belsher at McCarthy Tétrault is endorsed for his extensive knowledge of the US and Canadian capital markets and is a go-to for high-value acquisitions and public offerings.
At Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, Alyson Goldman regularly represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Grant Zawalsky is “tremendously well-respected as a top-notch lawyer” who excels in public and private offerings of debt, equity and hybrid securities as well as regulatory and compliance matters.
Richard Steinberg stands out at Fasken’s Toronto office for his expertise in debt and equity transactions as well as his regulatory knowhow.