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.
Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law (2014-2017)
Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading Canadian lawyer in M&A (2016-2017)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2014-2016)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Ontario, corporate/commercial (2016-2017)
Corporate LiveWire Legal Award—M&A Lawyer of the Year—Canada (2015-2016)
The Legal 500: Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2015-2016)
Lexpert's Special Law Inserts appearing in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine—One of Canada's leading corporate lawyers (2015-2016)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in M&A, corporate finance & securities (2012-2016) and corporate commercial law (2015-2016)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in M&A, corporate finance & securities (2012-2016)
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)
John is the Editor-In-Chief of the Canadian Institute's M&A/Corporate Financing Journal. John was a Contributing Editor of Federated Press' Corporate Financing Journal and Merger and Acquisitions Journal. 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).