John Emanoilidis

John Emanoilidis

Toronto: 416.865.8145
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1997
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
BA (With High Distinction), 1994
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1999


John Emanoilidis is co-head of the firm’s M&A Practice. His practice focuses on corporate/commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. John has been involved with some of the firm’s largest M&A deals, including for Blackberry, Glencore, Viterra, and Husky International. In 2012, John was a recipient of the M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Award, the only Canadian recipient that year.

John represents domestic and foreign acquirors, targets, special committees, selling shareholders and investment banks in all aspects of M&A (both public and private), including hostile takeover bids, strategic review processes, proxy contests, going-private transactions, private equity transactions and negotiated acquisitions. He has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions, representing issuers, underwriters and investors in domestic and international debt and equity public offerings and private placements. John also provides ongoing advice to public companies on their disclosure, corporate governance and other corporate and securities law obligations.

Representative Work

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Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in M&A and corporate (2014-2015)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2014)

The Legal 500: Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2015)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in M&A, corporate finance & securities (2012-2014)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in M&A, corporate finance & securities (2012-2014)

Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer—Exemplary ethical standards and legal ability

Lexpert's 2012 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada's leading lawyers under 40

The M&A Advisor—40 Under 40 Award, 2012 (only Canadian recipient in 2012)


35th Annual Securities Law Practitioners' Conference

Panelist, Langdon Hall, Cambridge

Federated Press' 2nd M&A Agreements

Speaker, Toronto


Professional Involvement

John was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School, and has also taught as a guest lecturer at Queen's University Law School. He was a co-editor of the fifteenth edition of the Consolidated Bank Act and Regulations (Carswell, 2003) and of the seventh edition of the Consolidated Trust and Loans Companies Act and Regulations (Carswell, 2002).