William Braithwaite

William J. Braithwaite Partner

William Braithwaite

Education

  • London School of Economics (LL.M. 1977)
  • University of Western Ontario (LL.B. 1976)
  • University of Windsor (B.A. 1973)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1980
Representative Work
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.
  • Lowe's Companies in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).
  • China National Offshore Oil Company in its US$19.5B cash acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc., including the assumption of debt.
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Accolades
  • Recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2018 by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
  • Chambers Canada 2019 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Corporate/Commercial - Ontario.
  • Chambers Global 2019 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A.
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