Eric Moncik > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Offices
199 BAY STREET
SUITE 4000, COMMERCE COURT WEST
TORONTO, ONTARIO M5L 1A9
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Eric serves as the Practice Group Leader of the Blakes Toronto Capital Markets practice. Eric’s practice focuses primarily on public and private financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides ongoing advice on general securities and corporate law matters to a variety of issuer clients. Eric has acted as counsel to issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a significant number of public financings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has also acted for purchasers and vendors in a wide range of asset and share purchase transactions, and for many issuers in connection with statutory arrangements, take-over bids and reorganizations. These transactions have primarily involved REITs as well as issuers in the financial services, infrastructure, communications and media and technology sectors.
Eric served on the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission for a three-year term from 2016 through 2018.
A go-to practice for both equity and debt deals, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP ranks among Canada’s most active capital markets groups. The firm’s top-tier banking practice combines with its formidable corporate offering to ensure that it is a popular choice to advise the full range of underwriters, issuers and selling shareholders, while its transactional firepower gives it a prominent platform for large-scale, event-driven offerings. In a highlight example of the latter, Toronto-based Catherine Youdan advised Definity Financial Corporation on its C$1.6bn IPO and C$800m concurrent private placements related to the demutualization of Economical Mutual Insurance Company. On the debt side, Calgary-based Jeff Bakker acted for TC Energy Corporation on its $2.2bn debt offering. Toronto-based group head Eric Moncik steers a national team that also includes corporate finance heavyweight Tim Andison, securities, M&A and corporate governance specialist Jeffrey Lloyd and Chris Hewat, who focuses on securities, M&A and private equity, all of whom are based in Toronto. Ross Bentley, who splits his time between Calgary and London, and Montreal-based Pascal de Guise are also noted.
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- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
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- Restructuring and insolvency