Education

University of Western Ontario

B.A. (Hons), Political Science, 1984

University of Western Ontario

LL.B., 1988

Bar Admission

Ontario

1990

New York

2001

David A. Judson

Partner

Overview

David Judson has over 25 years of experience practising securities and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on cross-border financings and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he acts as day to day corporate counsel for a number of clients with businesses on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border.

David has acted as lead corporate counsel on a number of high profile and innovative corporate finance transactions. In addition, he assists a number of private company clients with their acquisition programs and legal matters impacting their businesses. David has broad experience across a number of industry sectors including industrial products, mining, oil and gas, automotive, financial institutions, asset management, real estate, apparel, technology (including cleantech) and pharmaceuticals.

David has lectured in Advanced Securities Law at the law schools at the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University and the University of Windsor.

David is a member of both the Ontario and New York bars. He spent two years practising in New York City, as well as a year practising with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Prominent Assignments

Counsel to 133 First Nations in Ontario in connection with the acquisition of a significant equity stake in Hydro One Limited from the Province of Ontario.

Counsel to Sigma One Capital in connection with its acquisition from Aimia Inc. of its loyalty enhancement services business.

Counsel to Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. in connection with its $200 million acquisition of Reliance Industrial Products

Counsel to Ontario Mining Corporation, a Chinese based investment company, in connection with its strategic investment in, and joint venture with, Northern Iron Corp., a publicly-traded mining exploration company

Counsel to the financial advisor to Atrium Innovations in connection with a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Atrium was acquired for approximately $750 million

Counsel to the financial advisor to Jovian Capital Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Jovian by Industrial Alliance for approximately $100 million

Counsel to the financial advisor to Fibrek Inc. in connection with a hostile take-over bid by AbitibiBowater Inc. and subsequent offer by Mercer

Counsel to the financial advisor to RuggedCom Inc. in connection with the hostile take-over bid by Belden Inc. and subsequent white knight offer by Siemens

Counsel to the agent in connection with a private placement by Cayden Resources Inc., a TSXV listed Mexican and Nevada gold and silver exploration company, of shares and warrants

Counsel to NCP Northland Capital Partners in connection with various private placements for emerging technology companies

Counsel to the Canadian placement agents in connection with various shelf prospectus offerings of common shares and warrants by Titan Medical Inc.

Counsel to the financial advisor to Western Financial Group in connection with its acquisition by Desjardins Financial Group

Counsel to a gold exploration company with Colombian assets in connection with its initial public offering and related matters

Counsel to the financial advisor to DundeeWealth in connection with its acquisition by The Bank of Nova Scotia

Counsel to Applied Industrial Technologies Inc., an NYSE listed industrial issuer, in connection with various private M&A transactions and related financings and reorganizations in Canada

Counsel to the financial advisor to Sceptre Investment Counsel Inc. in connection with its business combination with Fiera Capital Inc.

Counsel to Eminence Capital II Inc. in connection with its business combination with On-Strike Gold Inc. creating Xmet Inc.

Counsel to the financial advisor to Matrikon Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Honeywell

Counsel to Implementation by a privately held manufacturing company of a crossborder business structure designed to facilitate sales in Canada and the United States on a tax-effective basis

Counsel to the underwriters in connection with the bought deal equity financing of Pethealth Inc.

Counsel to the financial advisor to Somerset Entertainment in connection with its acquisition by Fluid Music Canada, Inc.

Counsel to a strategic buyer of distressed assets in the cross-border insolvency of Hartmarx Corporation and Coppley Apparel Group Limited

Counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia and Scotiabank Tier 1 Trust in connection with its innovative tier 1 capital public offering, which raised $650 million

Counsel to CIBC World Markets and a syndicate of underwriters in connection with CIBC’s first innovative tier 1 capital public offering, which raised $1.6 billion

Counsel to Scotia Capital Inc. and The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with over 50 separate structured retail product offerings

Counsel to Hollinger International Inc. in connection with matters related to Hollinger Inc. and Conrad Black, including the sale of substantially all of its Canadian assets to Glacier Media Group and proceedings before the OSC

Counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with its investment in Scotiabank Quilmes S.A. in Argentina and related debt tender offers and creditor settlement negotiations

Counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with the negotiation and settlement of its outsourcing arrangements with Symcor Inc.

Counsel to The Royal Bank of Canada in connection with its innovative tier 1 public offerings totalling $2 billion

Counsel to IMAX Corporation in connection with its $200 million US senior note offering and subsequent Exxon Capital exchange offer

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, Canadian Venture Capital Association

Publications/Presentations

  • Author of LexisNexis Practice Advisor Canada module dealing with Public Company Auctions, 2014
  • Presenter, "Recent Developments in Securities Law," Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Spring 2010
  • Contributor to Butterworth's "Director Duties in Canada"
  • Contributor to the CCH Annotated Ontario Securities Legislation
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Acknowledgements

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 and 2015 for Corporate Mid-Market
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV rated