In this chapter, we present Canada’s 23 leading corporate governance lawyers for their experience and expertise in advising corporate boards and executives on a range of governance matters, including shareholder activist issues, proxy contest matters and management restructuring.
Most Highly Regarded
Stikeman Elliott sees four lawyers recognised here.
Edward Waitzer is highlighted for his superb handling of complex acquisitions, corporate restructurings and related governance matters.
William Braithwaite is a top name in the market thanks to his phenomenal work on M&A deals, corporate financing and securities transactions.
John Leopold is recognised as a top-tier practitioner for his deep expertise in significant cross-border transactions and corporate governance matters.
Simon Romano earns acclaim for his significant work advising clients on public and private M&A across a range of sectors from real estate to financial services.
At Goodmans, three lawyers are highlighted for their excellence in the field.
Jonathan Lampe is looked upon with enormous favour by respondents for his profound expertise in corporate and securities law, spanning governance issues and transactions.
Stephen Halperin showcases exceptional knowledge of a wide range of corporate matters including takeovers, shareholder activism and corporate governance.
Dale Lastman CM is recommended for his vast experience of complex M&A deals and corporate restructurings across a multitude of sectors.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg’s Patricia Olasker is a prominent figure in the Canadian market who is highly experienced across a variety of corporate matters, ranging from high-value M&A to shareholder activism and corporate financing.
At Osler Hoskin & Harcourt Jeremy Fraiberg is a well-established name in the market who possesses a top-tier practice in corporate transactions and governance.
Emmanuel Pressman ranks highly among peers and excels when it comes to joint ventures, M&A and corporate restructurings.
Carol Hansell of Hansell enjoys a stellar reputation among respondents thanks to her extensive transactional experience.
Fasken’s William Orr is a standout name among peers thanks to his market-leading expertise in strategic takeovers, M&A transactions and related governance issues.
Jeffrey Lloyd at Blake Cassels & Graydon is an M&A expert, commended for his impeccable work advising clients on transactions across a range of sectors including mining and real estate.
At Norton Rose Fulbright, Walied Soliman is distinguished for his considerable experience advising on high-profile shareholder and proxy contest matters.