199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-2467
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: [email protected]

David is the Practice Group Leader of Blakes Corporate Group in Toronto. He also leads the firm's Automotive Group. David's practice focuses primarily on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and corporate law. David provides strategic advice on many of Canada's largest and most complex asset and share transactions. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on complex regulated transactions. David also regularly advises foreign companies on establishing and structuring their Canadian operations. Recent transactions include advising Nasdaq on its planned US$2.75-billion acquisition of Verafin, Dell Technologies on its US$2.075-billion sale of RSA Security, Charlesbank on its US$235-million purchase of News America Marketing, and Simpson Oil Group on its $1.6-billion sale of SOL Investments to Parkland.

Year Called to the Bar:2000 (ON)
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