Lexpert Special Editions

Special Edition on Corporate -2016

The Lexpert Special Editions profiles selected Lexpert-ranked lawyers whose focus is in Corporate, Infrastructure, Energy and Litigation law and relevant practices. It also includes feature articles on legal aspects of Canadian business issues.

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WWW.LEXPERT.CA | 2016 | LEXPERT 9 Brender, Mark D. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (514) 904-5777 mbrender@osler.com Mr. Brender's practice includes domestic and international tax planning, corporate reorganizations, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions/ divestitures, financings, executive compensation and estate planning. Branchaud, René Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. (514) 877-3040 rbranchaud@lavery.ca Mr. Branchaud's mining law practice covers corporate structuring, private placements, public offerings, stock exchange listings, option and joint venture agreements, mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance. He regularly acts as corporate secretary of public companies and sits on several board of directors and corporate governance and ad hoc committees created for specific transactions. Braithwaite, William J. Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5654 wbraithwaite@stikeman.com Mr. Braithwaite is the Chair of the Firm, senior partner in the Toronto office and sits on the firm's Partnership Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Braithwaite has a transactional practice focusing primarily on public M&A, corporate finance and governance matters. Mr. Braithwaite acts as counsel for a number of major Canadian corporations, boards of directors and institutional stakeholders. Bradley, Noralee M. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (403) 260-7002 nbradley@osler.com Ms. Bradley has been assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate governance for over 25 years with significant experience in complex business combinations involving related parties or foreign entities. She is active in advising clients on financing strategies and acquisition opportunities in the energy industry. Bowman, Stephen W. Bennett Jones LLP (416) 777-4624 bowmans@bennettjones.com Mr. Bowman's practice has included mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate finance and business succession planning. Bourassa, Michael J. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (416) 865-5455 mbourassa@fasken.com Mr. Bourassa's practice focuses on international mining transactions where he advises on commercial, structural, financing, title and technical matters. He helped establish Fasken Martineau's CSR group, which launched in February 2012. penses. So there will likely be a greater push towards friendly deals. Speaking of friendly mergers, in looking ahead, Mer- cier says the proposed Lowe's/Rona merger is being viewed by some M&A watchers as a possible test case in terms of Investment Canada and foreign investment review. "We haven't had a high-profile review recently; the Liberal government has said it's open for business, so I think it's fair to say this proposed merger is being watched very carefully." LEXPERT RANKED LAWYERS "When you're talking about something like oil and gas or base metals acquisitions, pricing expectations may not be the same at all; on the one hand, you've got purchasers looking to get the deal of a lifetime and, on the other side, vendors are saying, 'hey it's temporary, the market for our assets is going to come back and you should pay me a price that reflects the fact that in two years we'll all forget this ever happened.'" - SIMON ROMANO, STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP

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