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Corporate 2015

The Lexpert Guides to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate and Litigation Lawyers in Canada profiles leading business lawyers and features articles for attorneys and in-house counsel in the US about business law issues in Canada.

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128 | | LEXPERT • June 2015 | www.lexpert.ca/usguide-corporate « CORPORATE LAWYERS TO WATCH » Allan Ritchie is licensed to practice law in Canada (Ontario) and the United States (New York). He manages a global corporate fi nance and commercial law practice. His clients include private and publicly traded corporations, large fi nancial institutions, private-equity funds and high net worth individuals and families. Ritchie has particu- lar expertise executing international business transactions on behalf of foreign entities entering the North American market and domestic entities seeking global opportuni- ties. He also serves a number of foreign law fi rms as Canadian agent counsel. In recent years he has acted for one of Canada's largest banks in respect of over 100 fi nancing transactions in Canada and the United States. He has also represented a number of US private-equity funds in respect of acquisitions in Canada and the United States. He holds a JD from University of Toronto, a Tax LLM from Osgoode Hall and an MBA in international business from Ryerson University. He has written numerous articles and delivered a number of presentations on topics of cross-border business law. » Rima Ramchandani is Co-head of Torys' Capital Markets Practice. Focused on corpo- rate fi nance, public and private M&A and corporate governance. Extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on public off erings, with an emphasis on cross-border deals. Routinely advises public company clients, including cross-listed issuers, on corpo- rate governance and securities law matters. Also advises acquirers, target companies and vendors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Representative work includes Pattern Energy's cross-border IPO; Rogers' joint venture with BCE to co-own Glentel; Rogers' acquisition of Score Media; Primary Energy's sale to Fortistar; creation of Brookfi eld Renewable Energy and over $2-billion in follow-on off erings; Dream Global REIT's IPO; Ontario Teachers' investment in a Brazilian investment bank. Recognized as one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40"; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada – Corporate lawyers to watch. LLB, 2001, University of Toronto. BA (With Distinction), 1997, McGill University. Ontario Bar, 2002. » Partner in the Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial and M&A practices. Has represented issuers and underwriters in public off erings and private placement of equity and debt securities, including some of Québec's most active debt issuers, in local and cross-border off erings, and has been involved in a broad range of transactions, including public company M&A, private-equity transactions and contested (or hostile) transac- tions. Has developed signifi cant expertise in representing real estate investment trusts. Member of the fi rm's China practice group, and has been developing strong business relationships in China. Advises clients, including issuers, their management, boards of directors and shareholders, on compliance with securities regulations and corpo- rate governance matters. Secretary of the board of BELLUS Health Inc. and sessional lecturer in securities regulations at McGill University. McGill University, BCL, LLB (with Great Distinction), 2002; BA (with Distinction) (Philosophy), 1999. » Cheryl Satin is a partner practicing in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corpo- rate law. Her practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies, with a particular focus in the fi nancial services, insurance and life sciences industries. Satin has acted as lead counsel on the acquisition or sale of several insurance subsidiaries and portfolios, insurance brokerages, corporate trust & transfer agency businesses, and pharmaceutical and medical device product portfolios. She also has extensive experience in assisting clients in the life sciences and insurance/reinsur- ance industries with their commercial outsourcing arrangements. In the life sciences area, Satin routinely assists manufacturers and distributors of drugs and devices with their product licensing, marketing, distribution and supply arrangements. For fi nancial institutions and insurers, she regularly advises in connection with the implementation of insurance programs and national and international reinsurance arrangements. LLB, 1998, University of Western Ontario. Ontario Bar, 2000. Allan J. Ritchie Loopstra Nixon LLP Tel: (416) 748-4754 Fax: (416) 746-8319 Rima Ramchandani Torys LLP Tel: (416) 865-7666 Fax: (416) 865-7380 Sébastien Roy Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Tel: (514) 841-6493 Fax: (514) 841-6499 Cheryl Satin Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Tel: (416) 863-2575 aritchie@loonix.com rramchandani@torys.com sroy@dwpv.com cheryl.satin@blakes.com

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