2015 Rising Stars Award Winners


Sebastian Elawny, Dentons Canada LLP

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Sebastian Elawny’s broad tax practice involves planning, negotiation and execution of domestic and crossborder mergers and acquisitions for public and private corporations. He advises clients on the income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate finance, securitization, tax-dispute resolution and flow-throughshare financings. Sebastian has acted on a number of major deals, including Capital Power Income L.P.’s $1.1-billion acquisition by Atlantic Power Corporation; HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.’s $700-million acquisition of UNX Energy Corp.; Shaw Communications Inc.’s $300-million rate-reset, preferred-share offering, its $400-million senior note offering and a $900-million senior note offering; and the $8.27-billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum by Sinopec. Sebastian is a board member of 100 Men Who Give a Damn, an organization that raised more than $50,000 for local charities by its first anniversary.