W. David Petras

Gowling WLG

50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M2
Phone: (519) 575-7506
Fax: (519) 571-5006
E-mail: david.petras@gowlingwlg.com

David Petras is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&As, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, and technology matters. David’s M&A work includes domestic and cross-border transactions involving public and private companies. Financings include venture capital financings and IPOs and various types of credit facilities. Corporate governance work includes structuring boards, board committees and policies, and advising boards and senior management on challenging issues. Technology transactions include system development, research, distribution, strategic alliance, and technology transfer agreements. David’s clients include Canadian, US, and other foreign corporations in a range of industry sectors including advanced manufacturers, technology developers, internet businesses, agri-food companies, auto parts manufacturers, medical products companies, distributors, and financial service providers. Past and present director of various corporations and organizations, including Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation, Waterloo Accelerator Centre, and Communitech Corporation. Recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1983 (ON)
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Corporate Mid-Market
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