Clay, a nationally and internationally recognized leading advisor for mergers & acquisitions in Canada, is a former Chair of the firm and Head of the Business Law Department. He was named in the International Who’s Who Legal 2011 as one of the top 10 most highly regarded mergers and acquisition individuals in the world (the only Canadian to receive this honour) and Band 1 in Chambers in every year of Canadian rankings. Clay has been lead counsel to a principal party in many of the most significant Canadian domestic and cross border transactions over the last 20 years. Clay was lead counsel to the Wise Persons’ Committee, appointed to recommend the best securities regulatory system for Canada and, as a former managing partner of the New York office, worked extensively in cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and financing. Clay has spoken regularly at leading international conferences and is an experienced corporate director with service on Risk, Governance, Strategic and Audit Committees. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.