Christopher A. Hewat

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-2761
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: [email protected]

Chris is a partner who practises in the areas of securities and business law, with particular focus on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions. Chris has also been involved in the development of securities regulation in Canada, having advised the Ontario Securities Commission in connection with its rules reformulation project, and the Toronto Stock Exchange in its review of rules governing listed companies. His M&A experience includes advising: the Toronto-Dominion Bank on its acquisition of artificial intelligence firm Layer 6 Inc. and institutional asset manager Greystone Managed Investments Inc.; FLIR Systems, Inc. on its acquisition of drone maker Aeryon Labs Inc.; BlueCat Networks Inc. on its sale to Madison Dearborn Partners LLC; the Special Committee of Callidus Capital Inc. on its going private transaction; and The Descartes Systems Group Inc. on its acquisition of Visual Compliance. He also has extensive experience acting for issuers and underwriters in public offerings, including offerings by Stelco, OpenText, Descartes and Shopify.

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
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