Blair  Wiley

Blair Wiley, Associate, Corporate

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.5989
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 2008

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • University of Waterloo, B.A. (Hons.)

Office

Toronto

Language(s)

English

Biography

Blair practises in the area of corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives regulation and the regulation of securities dealers and marketplaces. He has experience advising Canadian and foreign securities dealers, financial institutions, fund managers and marketplaces on Canadian regulatory matters.

Blair joined the firm as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm in 2007–2008, during which time he spent three months on secondment to Osler’s New York office. Blair spent six months on secondment to the Canadian Securities Transition Office in 2011 where he focused on derivatives regulation.

Notable Matters

  • Hydro One Inc. in its offerings of $250 million 5.00% Notes due 2046, $250 million 2.95% Notes due 2015, $200 million 5.49% Notes due 2040, $300 million 4.40% Notes due 2020, $750 million 3.13% Notes due 2014 and $300 million 5.49% Notes due 2040 (acted for Issuer).
  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with Canadian regulatory matters associated with its brokerage and asset management businesses.
  • Swisher Hygiene Inc. in its reverse take-over of CoolBrands International Inc.
  • ECI Investments Ltd. of the Walton Group on the sale of Partners In Planning Financial Group Ltd. and Titan Funds Inc. to Investment Planning Counsel Inc.
  • Mitel Networks Corporation on its $147 million cross-border initial public offering.
  • BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited on its launch of several new iShares Exchange-Traded Funds.
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in its cross-border offering of US$1 billion of subordinate voting shares (acted for underwriters).
  • InterTAN Canada Ltd. in its successful sale of the Source by Circuit City retail electronics business to Bell Canada under a court-supervised CCAA proceeding.
  • General Motors of Canada Limited in its successful out of court restructuring.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Publications/Events/Education

  • CSA Announces Amendments to National Registration Rule, Osler Update, April 29, 2011.
  • Final National Registration Rule Introduces Major Changes to Canadian Securities Laws, Osler Update, July 22, 2009.