Patrick Sullivan has a general corporate practice with an emphasis in securities, mining and corporate governance. He has been involved in several public and private M&A transactions, securities offerings and proxy contests. Prior to joining Bennett Jones Patrick worked at a corporate law firm in Toronto.
In the community, Patrick shares his experience as a starting offensive tackle for the UBC Thunderbirds and Queen's University Golden Gaels as a football coach at Handsworth High School in North Vancouver.
- Drafted the dissident proxy circular and other legal documents for a US hedge fund that prepared for a dissident proxy campaign to replace certain directors of a Canadian issuer at its 2016 AGM.
- Conducted due diligence and drafted transaction documents for a bought deal offering of subscription receipts pursuant to which a consortium of eleven underwriters raised $140 million for a REIT.
- Assisted in the adoption of a shareholder rights plan and other defensive measures by a transnational corporation in response to an activist campaign staged by a US hedge fund.