Paul has a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, corporate governance, corporate finance and business restructuring, and a broad range of securities and business law matters for both private and public issuers.
His solid experience in securities and business law was gained through his years in the private sector as a lawyer specializing in M&A and proxy fights; head of investment banking at a Toronto based brokerage firm; and a senior officer of public and private companies. He has also been on a secondment with the Ontario Securities Commission.
Paul’s extensive M&A and corporate finance background includes leading roles in the purchase and/or sale of numerous businesses (both public and private) and capital raising for public and private companies across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, natural resources and manufacturing.
Paul is highly regarded for providing trusted counsel on numerous high-profile proxy fights and precedent setting contested transactions and is known as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in this area.
He is also recognized for his expertise in successfully dealing with boards of directors, management teams and regulatory bodies. In addition, he has served as a director of ten public companies, including being Chair or a member of the audit, corporate governance and special committees.
As Co-Chair, Ontario of the China Practice Group, Paul leads and coordinates the firm’s China Practice Group activities for McMillan in Ontario.
Paul is also a sessional instructor of a course titled “Contested Transactions” at Queen’s University Faculty of Law.