September 16, 2016
Partner and co-head of our M&A Practice Cornell Wright recently had the following question put to him by Precedent Magazine: What exactly do M&A lawyers do? In an interview with the magazine, Cornell provides his insight into the major duties of lawyers in dealmaking—from due diligence to doing what it takes to get the deal done. Below is an excerpt of the article.
You’ve seen the headlines: corporate juggernauts buying and merging with, well, other corporate juggernauts. But behind each blockbuster deal, there is a team of mergers-and-acquisitions lawyers. And the best of them all might just be Cornell Wright, who helps run the M&A group at Torys LLP. He was a point man on both the $12.4-billion Loblaw-Shoppers Drug Mart acquisition and Scotiabank’s $3.1-billion purchase of ING Bank. Beyond the big-money headlines, though, this practice area can be pretty mysterious. So we turned to Wright to help us find out what the work is really like.
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