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Joe Brennan

Partner
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I advise public and private companies, private equity funds, investment banks and exempt market dealers in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of:

  • Equity and debt financings 
  • IPOs, RTOs, CPCs and QTs 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Reorganizations and restructurings 
  • Proxy battles and shareholder activism 

In addition, I regularly advise clients in respect of ongoing corporate governance, continuous disclosure and regulatory compliance matters.

Education

  • University of Alberta, 1996, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Toronto, 1993, Bachelor of Education
  • University of Toronto, 1992, Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

Call to the Bar

  • 1997, Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • I have acted as lead counsel in the raising of approximately $3.0 billion in public debt and equity. I have also been involved in approximately $5.0 billion in M&A transactions.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Insights

  • CSA Staff Says Most Coin/Token Offerings Are Securities
  • OSC Provides Guidance on Hostile Take-Over Bids
  • Coming Soon – Mandatory Privacy Breach Reporting and Record-Keeping
  • A Reminder for D&O’s re: Civil Liability for Secondary Market Disclosure
  • Canadian Disclosure Requirements for US Marijuana Issuers
  • OSC Adopts Rule 72-503 For Offshore Distributions
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