Victoria  Graham

Victoria Graham, Partner, Corporate

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.4856
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Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2000

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B. (with Distinction)
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (with Distinction)

Office

Toronto

Language(s)

English

Biography

Victoria’s practice focuses on corporate and regulatory issues relating to financial institutions and public and private corporations, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings and corporate finance. Victoria joined the firm as a summer student in 1997 and recently completed a secondment with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

Notable Matters

  • Counsel to Manulife Financial Corporation in its $4-billion acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc. The deal combines Manulife, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and Standard Life Canada, the country’s fifth-largest insurer.
  • Ventas Inc. on its proposed $980 million acquisition of 29 independent living seniors housing communities across Canada from Holiday Retirement Corp.
  • Macquarie Bank in its acquisition of Blackmont Capital.
  • General Motors in its successful out of court restructuring, in connection with Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for outstanding Notes and  the successful sale of substantially all of its assets of GM Canada to GM under section 363 of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
  • Royal Bank of Canada in its acquisition of Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Ventas Inc. in its successfully litigated cash acquisition of the assets of Sunrise Senior Living REIT.
  • Sapporo Breweries Ltd. in its acquisition of Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
  • Liberty Media Corporation in its acquisition of FUN Technologies Inc.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada