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Jon Levin

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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Governance; Corporate/Commerical; Insolvency & Restructuring; Banking & Finance;Investment Products & Weatlh Management; Project Finance; Sercuritization and Asset-Based Finance; Corporate Finance; Private M&A; Public M&A




Considered one of Canada’s leading transactional lawyers. Repeatedly identified as one of Canada's top 30 dealmakers and the recipient of extensive professional recognition, including being named one of Canada’s most creative lawyers. Practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and business law. A regular panelist and lecturer before various continuing legal education programs of The Law Society of Upper Canada; Canadian Bar Association; Federated Press; Insight Professional Conferences; and Canadian Institute. Has been quoted in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Business News Network, Lexpert® magazine, Law Times and Consistently recommended for his mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, banking and finance, and insolvency law expertise in leading legal publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency Lawyers, International Financial Law Review, International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert®. Fluent in English, French, Spanish. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1975.


English French Spanish


Member, Board of Directors, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Trustee for blind trust of a senior member of the Federal Cabinet of Canada (2006-2014) Member, Canadian Bar Association Advisory Committee re the Ontario Business Corporations Act (1978 to date) and ad hoc member of the Canadian Bar Association committee advising regarding implementation of enhanced corporate governance legislation in Canada Member, Law Society of Upper Canada Emerging Issues Committee - Working Group on Lawyer's Role in Corporate Governance (2003) Co-Editor, Business Law Reports, a series of case law reports relevant to business law (1977-1983) Member of Executive, Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario (1978-1988) Chairman, Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario (1986-1988) Corporate-Commercial Seminar Leader, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada (1978-1981) Lecturer, Corporate-Commercial Section, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada (1982-1985) Corporate Practice, Head of Course, Practice Skills, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada (1986) Vice-Chairman, International Sales Committee, International Bar Association (1988-1990) Member, Editorial Board, International Sales Quarterly, International Bar Association (1990) Member, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario Subcommittee on Legal Opinions (1991 to date) Member, Corporate Opinions Committee (1987 to date) Judge, Davies, Ward & Beck Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court Competition (1993 to date) Member of the Specialist Advisory Board, Queen's Business Law Symposium (1995 and 1996) Member of Advisory Committee for Davies, Ward Phillips & Vineberg Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court Competition (1997-1998)


BA, 1970 University of Toronto LLB, 1973 University of Toronto


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

FASKEN’s national practice impresses with its relatively even split between Ontario and Quebec highlights — it also has sizeable platforms in Alberta and British Columbia. In Montreal, regional securities head Jean-Pierre Chamberland advised the dealers on several notes offerings by Alimentation Couche-Tard in the US and Canada, including a C$700m issuance. In Toronto, Alex Nikolic and Jon Levin advised TMX Group on a C$300m private placement of debentures. The firm was also involved in several matters in the newly liberalized cannabis sector, including advising GMP Securities, as lead underwriter, on MedReleaf’s C$100.7m IPO — Toronto’s Rubin Rapuch led that work.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Jon Levin - FASKEN

Within: Corporate and M&A

FASKEN continues to grow its already extensive national network, with its platforms in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver now joined by a new office in Surrey, British Columbia. The firm, which has a prominent reputation globally for its mining practice, also draws upon international offices in Beijing, London and Johannesburg. In Toronto, Jon Levin is highly sought after for M&A and advised OneREIT, and the OneREIT Special Committee, on its C$1.1bn privatization transaction. On the mining side, global mining head John Turner partnered with Bradley Freelan to advise Richmont Mines on its C$770m acquisition by Alamos Gold. In Montreal, Michel Boislard ('very capable and great to work with’), Diane Bertrand and Marie-Josée Neveu advised Parkland Fuel on its acquisition of over 800 gas stations from Alimentation Couche-Tard. Among the Vancouver office’s highlights, Ally Bharmal and Iain Mant advised Daiya Foods on its C$405m acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceutical.

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