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Contested Transactions

Contested transactions in Canada

Our M&A team often plays a leading role in high-profile contested corporate transactions. Our contested transactions team, comprised of leading public M&A and litigation experts, has extensive experience advising clients in contested matters, including take-over bids and proxy contests.

Our team is guided by both its legal expertise as well as its empirical approach and thought leadership, as evidenced by the team’s ground-breaking hostile take-over bid and proxy contest studies and its special committee publications.

Contested transactions in Canada

By leveraging our experience, expertise and thought leadership, our contested transactions team is able to respond quickly and effectively in dynamic situations.

We represent bidders and targets of hostile activity (with specialized expertise in advising target boards and special committees). Our clients range from start-up enterprises to some of the world’s leading public companies and span a wide range of industries, including mining, energy, technology, life sciences, communications and real estate.

How can we help?

  • Hostile take-over bids
  • Public auctions
  • Proxy contests
  • Shareholder activism
  • Board and special committee advisory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Take-over defence mechanisms
  • Litigation

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