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Jeffrey Kerbel


M&A, Financings, Governance and Regulatory Business and Securities Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.5772

Acting for public companies, independent committees of boards of directors, investment dealers and regulators, Jeffrey Kerbel practises exclusively in the business law and securities law areas. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including advising on securities commissions, IIROC and MFDA Rules.

Jeff is an immediate past Chair of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. He has also been a co-Chair of the International Securities and Capital Markets Committee of that Section. A former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, he acted as senior team leader for the Ontario Securities Commission on its reformulation of Canadian securities legislation from 1995 to 2000.

Jeff regularly writes on securities law and corporate governance, including articles on non-voting shares, going private transactions and harmonization of securities laws. He also lectures on securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and responsibility.

Select Experience

  • Total Energy, in connection with its unsolicited takeover of Savanna Energy Services Corp.  Read more
  • Counsel to Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., the largest first lien debtholder, in connection with the $600 million recapitalization of Postmedia Network Inc. ("PNI") pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act, including significant amendments to PNI's outstanding 8.25% senior secured notes (the "First Lien Notes") and the paydown of approximately $78 million of the First Lien Notes. Read more
  • Acting for the Special Committee of Northquest Ltd. in connection with the insider bid by Nord Gold N.V. for all shares of Northquest not previously owned by it.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Jeffrey Kerbel, consistently recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities
  • 2017, Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers

    Jeffrey Kerbel, recognized as one of Canada's leading corporate lawyers
  • 2016, Best Lawyers in Canada

    Jeffrey Kerbel, recognized as one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers

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