Morrison & Foerster is one of the most active global law firms representing Canadian companies, investment banks, pension plans, private equity funds, and REITs on transactions and disputes in the U.S, Asia, and Europe. Canadian clients turn to MoFo attorneys for assistance with their legal needs outside of Canada in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, project and bank finance, intellectual property, tax, high-stakes litigation, and bankruptcy. They select MoFo for our recognized strengths in technology, life sciences, alternative energy, infrastructure, power, financial services, REITs, and mining. A predominant part of our Canada-related work involves representing Canadian companies with their transactions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia (under U.S. or non-Canadian law). We work closely with local Canadian co-counsel to assist our global clients in completing their transactions in Canada.
Jonathan Melmed, based in New York, is dual qualified in New York and Québec. He chairs our Canada practice, having worked on numerous cross-border U.S.-Canada transactions ranging from several millions to several billions of dollars. Jonathan's practice focuses on representing Canadian clients with their global M&A, private equity, hybrid project finance/M&A, and securities matters outside of Canada. These clients have included Axium Infrastructure, The Bank of Montreal, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canadian National Railway Company, Export Development Canada (EDC), Goldcorp, Kruger Energy, Morguard Corporation, OMERS Private Equity (USA), and Transmission Developers, among others.
Our capital markets and financial services lawyers work with a number of Canadian banks on their financing transactions, assisting the banks with their offerings of debt securities, covered bonds, bank notes, structured products, commercial paper and other instruments into the U.S. and Euro markets. We also advise the banks on the securities disclosure and compliance matters related to these offerings and to their investment banking and commercial banking activities in the United States and Canada. We represent the banks as derivatives dealers and assist with their compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act as well as EMIR and MiFID in Europe, and with derivatives transactions. Our financial services colleagues assist in helping the banks address compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Volcker Rule, the intermediate holding company requirement and other similar matters. On the consumer bank regulatory side, our colleagues have advised the banks on their acquisitions of credit card portfolios and other financial assets. Our litigation colleagues advise on enforcement and investigations arising from activities in the United States.
MoFo attorneys have worked on the following matters:
Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity
Project Finance/Bank Finance
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