John focuses on corporate finance and securities regulatory matters, investment funds, asset management and mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, particularly in the financial services industry. John has assisted fund managers, pension funds and other institutional investors with various matters relating to exchange-traded funds, hedge funds and private equity funds, including fund formations, significant investments and investment management, trust and custodial agreements. He has acted for issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of matters, including domestic and cross-border initial public offerings and new issues. John has considerable experience advising portfolio managers, dealers and fund managers on the implications of Canada’s new national registration rule for their businesses. John served as counsel to the Canadian Bankers Association in the 2005/2006 review of the Bank Act.