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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, having advised many Canadian and international businesses on acquisition, divestiture or reorganisation transactions. Has advised boards of directors and dissidents on proxy fights, governance and contested matters. Has significant experience in capital markets matters, having acted for issuers and investment dealers in a wide variety of cross-border and domestic public offerings and private placements. Regularly advises on joint ventures and related shareholders agreements. Experience across a broad range of industries, including financial services, natural resources, technology and telecommunications.


Ontario Bar, 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

David WoollcombeMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault’s ‘extremely commercial’ group impresses with its ‘deep bench of experts that can get to the bottom of every complex issue’. The national department stands out for its consistency across Canada’s key business centres, fielding market-leading lawyers in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver; it also has a presence in Calgary. Its nationwide strength, combined with international offices in London and New York, mark it as a popular choice for large-scale M&A, particularly transactions with a cross-border component. Notable industry sweet spots include retail, infrastructure, real estate and natural resources. National M&A co-head Cameron Belsher is widely regarded as a leader in the field; he splits his practice between Vancouver and Toronto. Other senior contacts in Toronto include David Woollcombe, who focuses on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, and private equity specialist Shevaun McGrath. Toronto-based up-and-coming partner Jonathan See is an ‘exceptional transaction quarterback’. He recently advised a consortium including Brookfield Infrastructure and Singapore’s GIC on its $8.4bn acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming. Global mining co-lead Shea Small divides his time between London and Toronto. In Montréal, Clemens Mayr ranks among the market’s leading corporate lawyers, and national capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is also recommended.