David Phillips has over 30 years of experience advising corporations and underwriters on corporate finance and securities law matters. He has been the lead lawyer for the issuer or the underwriters on financings that have collectively raised more than $10 billion, including for the underwriters in 1997 on the then largest initial public offering in Canadian history.
David also advises corporations and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compensation plans, securities commission filings and dealings with stock exchanges.
David is a regular speaker at securities conferences and other events and a lecturer for and graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past chairman of the South Alberta Business Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and has been a director of a number of public companies. Current and recent past community involvement includes the Impact Investment Committee of the Calgary Foundation, the Board of the Stonepine Condominium Corporation, the Major Donor Cabinet of the United Way of Calgary and president of the Polar Peak Lodges strata council in Fernie, British Columbia. An insatiable appetite for travel has led David and his family to over 50 countries on six continents, including for a full year in the early 2000s.