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Notable Wins & Key Clients

Notable Wins & Keys Clients

American International Group, Inc. provides $162.5 million in mortgage loans to InnVest REIT

The mortgage loans were secured against the Vancouver Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

AT&T acquires Quickplay Media, Inc.

AT&T is among the world’s largest providers of pay TV, and Quickplay is now the current platform provider for AT&T’s “TV Everywhere” offering

Aviva Canada acquires RBC’s home and auto business

Aviva Canada will provide products, underwriting, policy administration and claim services, and RBC Insurance Agency will provide distribution to its customers

BMW AG and BMW Canada Class Actions

The matter involved several putative class actions launched in Québec, BC, Ontario and Saskatchewan

Bombardier Recreational Products wins favourable judgement in the Federal Court of Canada

The patent infringement lawsuit was brought against BRP by Arctic Cat Inc., one of BRP’s major competitors in the snowmobile industry

Canadian Pacific Railway Company Lac-Mégantic class action

The class action is in regards to the order for land rehabilitation by the MDDELCC against CP Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited’s Proxy Contest

The proxy contest resulted in the replacement of 6 Canadian Pacific board members, including the CEO

Capital One’s co-brand credit card programs, Costco and Hudson’s Bay

The programs are two of the most significant operated by Capital One

Comenity Bank and parent company Alliance Data Systems enter into Canadian Market

Alliance Data Systems is one of the largest credit card issuers in the United States

Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 11 proceedings of AbitibiBowater Inc.

Pulp and paper giant AbitibiBowater Inc. completed its restructuring and emerged from creditor protection in the US and Canada

Concordia Healthcare acquires Amdipharm Mercury Limited for US$3.5 billion

Concordia is a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs

Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. sells to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

The transaction valued Cynapsus at approximately US$635 million

Esurance establishes Canadian insurance company subsidiary and insurance agency

Esurance has a cutting edge online business model that heavily leverages innovative technology to disrupt traditional insurance models

Export Development Canada as lender to Nortel Networks in its Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings

Export Development Canada was interim (DIP) lender to Nortel networks. EDC is an agent of the Canadian Government and provides financial support in the form of funding assurance of Nortel's contract performance given to customers around the world

Groove sells to Microsoft Corporation

Zikera Inc. began as a small startup, creating the Groove: Smart Music Player app for iOS and Windows 8.1, which was then acquired by Microsoft Corporation

HMV Canada Inc. liquidates assets

Gordon Brothers Canada ULC and Merchant Retail Solutions ULC were liquidating agents in respect of the assets of HMV Canada Inc.

Hyatt Hotels Corporate sells Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel for $140 million

The Hyatt regency Vancouver Hotel is a 644-room landmark in the Centre of Vancouver

Hyatt Hotels Corporation sells Park Hyatt hotel in Toronto

Previous the independent Park Plaza Hotel, the Park Hyatt it is one of the most venerable hotels in Toronto

InterOil sells to Exxon Mobil Corporation for US$2.3 billion

The acquisition involved an appeal by an objecting shareholder, an overruled decision, intervention of the Transaction Committee and an ultimate final order of approval for the arrangement

Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. develops outlet shopping centre at the Edmonton International Airport

Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. entered into a joint venture with Simon Property Group to build an outlet shopping centre at the Edmonton International Airport

JAW Hockey Enterprises acquires Erie Otters Hockey

Erie Otters hockey club are a major junior ice hockey team based in Erie, Pennsylvania and a member of the Ontario Hockey League

Medgate receives large strategic investment

The multiple paid on earnings in the Medgate transaction was one of the highest ever in the EHS software market, evidence of the value of this important market segment and Medgate’s leadership in the industry

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Canada Co. class action

The class action is proceeding to trial following an earlier US recovery claims on behalf of indirect purchasers of PC software from Microsoft

Nasdaq acquires Marketwired

Nasdaq’s corporate clients will now benefit from premium access to Marketwired’s social media targeting tools and analytics

Not-for-profit biomedical research organization pursues research and development clinical studies in the Huntington’s disease space

Included providing advice on drug and device development, the regulatory aspects of the conduct of clinical trials, including GCPs, patient informed consent, IRB approvals, health privacy and contracting with healthcare institutions

Novartis Pharmaceutical Company and Novartis International AG Class Action

The proposed national class action alleges that the drug causes undisclosed adverse side effects

Precedent setting decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal

The decision is expected to have wide-ranging ramifications and consequences throughout Canada

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP $5 billion defence litigation

The claim was brought by the liquidator in respect of the largest and longest running “Ponzi” scheme masterminded by Bernard L. Madoff

Rogers Communication’s Supreme Court of Canada in landmark decision on constitutional authority over Radiocommunication and Telecommunications Infrastructure

The decision stated that the federal government has sole authority to determine the location of radiocommunication infrastructure

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc.'s go-private transaction

The transaction required CRTC approval and involved a US strategic investor

Stern Partners Inc. acquires Comark Inc.

Comark Inc. operates under the banners Bootleggers, Cleo and Ricki’s

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and RioCan REIT announce $1 billion joint venture

The leasing sites are intended for development or redevelopment as outlet shopping centres similar in concept and design to those within the existing Tanger U.S. portfolio

Target Companies’ landlords Ivanhoe Cambridge and Oxford Properties Lease Transfer Agreement

Ivanhoe Cambridge and Oxford Properties in Target Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings

Tervita Corporation Restructures under CBCA

Counsel to Tervita Corporation in relation to its cross-border debt and capital restructuring under the Canada Business Corporations Act

Theratechnologies Inc. and TaiMed Biologics, Inc. to market and distribute treatment of HIV

Ibalizumab is currently in a late-stage Phase III clinical trial, the last step before submitting the product for regulatory approval to the Food and Drug Administration in the United States

TIO sells to Paypal for $304 Million

TIO is a leading multi-channel bill payment processor in North America, processing more than $7 billion USD in consumer bill payments in fiscal 2016

Whitebox Advisors LLC provides interim financing and pursues purchase of Jerritt Canyon mine from Veris Gold Corp.

Whitebox Advisors LLC was interim (DIP) lender to and purchaser of the Jerritt Canyon mine in the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 proceedings of Veris Gold Corp.

Xinergy Ltd’ sChapter 11 and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings

Canadian insolvency proceedings ancillary to the chapter 11 proceedings of Xinergy Ltd, a Canadian public company