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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions



New York, 2002

Ontario, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Michael Amm – Torys

Torys fields offices in Toronto, Calagry, Montreal and New York, demonstrating a tenacity for blockbuster M&A and buyout deals within the financial services, mining, consumer product, technology, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Market veteran John Emanoilidis demonstrates a long-standing track record in multi-billion dollar M&A, hostile takeover bids, proxy contests and going-private deals; he co-leads the team from Toronto alongside Karrin Powys-Lybbe, an expert in transactions, securities law, corporate governance and corporate finance, as well as Michael Amm, a lawyer with a first-rate reputation for M&A, strategic investment, securities offering, IPO and joint venture deals. Adrienne DiPaolo is an up-and-coming partner with experience in significant contested and negotiated deals while, over in Calgary, Janan Paskaran provides the group with considerable knowledge of energy, cannabis and agribusiness-related transactions.

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Leading individuals)

Michael Amm – Torys

‘A top firm in structuring complex deals,’ Torys is distinguished by its focus on M&A, corporate finance and streaming transactions. From its Toronto platform, the group acts for a mix of domestic and international mining companies, financial institutions and specialty lenders and also supports the wider firm’s enviable roster of private equity and pension fund clients on industry investment matters. Among its highlights, Michael Amm paired up with the corporate and securities team to advise Zijin Mining Group on its C$960m acquisition of Neo Lithium Corp. Department head Michael Pickersgill is highlighted together with impressive senior associate Braden Jebson for their understanding of ‘the sector, the precedents and the nuances of complex structuring.’

Canada > International expertise

Torys‘ international work spans the globe though its well-staffed New York office marks it as a particularly popular choice for US-based clients, as well as Canadian clients looking for support on US-related matters. Private equity and pension funds remain key sources of work, but the firm advises an array of industry clients on cross-border M&A, infrastructure projects, securities offerings and other matters. New York-based Tara Mackay is New York- and Ontario-qualified and brings to bear expertise in cross-border infrastructure projects. Private equity specialist Jared Fontaine is also a key contact in New York, while M&A specialist John Emanoilidis and corporate and securities partner Michael Amm are both noted in Toronto.