Walied Soliman is global chair, chair of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada and is also co-Chair of our Canadian special situations team, which encompasses Canada's leading hostile M&A, shareholder activism and complex reorganization transactions. He has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. He is widely regarded as one of the leading special situations practitioners in Canada. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products. He was the only lawyer recognized in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine Power 50 list for 2017; designated as a "Star Lawyer" by Acritas in 2017 for ranking in the top 28 lawyers globally as selected by a panel of over 3,000 senior in-house counsel; ranked as a leading Canadian corporate lawyer by both Chambers Canada and Lexpert® Canada since 2016; named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2014; ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013; and ranked as one of the "Top 40 Lawyers under 40" in Canada by Lexpert® magazine in 2009. Walied is a board member of the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation, and is also actively involved in provincial and federal politics in Canada.