Rob Lando

Rob is the Managing Partner of the New York office. He is a cross-border corporate and securities lawyer with significant practice experience in the United States and Canada. As a Canadian lawyer currently, he provides advice on structuring, planning and executing public and private cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, drawing on his familiarity with integrating Canadian and U.S. legal requirements.

Rob also advises on compliance with public company disclosure and corporate governance requirements. A significant component of his practice is devoted to advising on the structuring of financing and M&A transactions utilizing the Canada/U.S. Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS). Rob also routinely advises U.S. issuers and underwriters on extending public and private offerings into Canada. 

Rob has represented issuers and underwriters in cross-border financings in various industries, including mining companies and several major Canadian cannabis companies.


Representative Work

  • Emera Inc. and Nova Scotia Power Inc. in connection with their U.S. shelf registration statements for investment grade debt securities.
  • Precision Drilling Corporation in the U.S. aspects of its conversion from a trust to a corporation.
  • Cameco Corporation in its $460 million MJDS bought-deal offering of common shares in Canada and the United States, its $500 million offering of debentures in Canada and its $900 million sale of its stake in Centerra Gold Inc. by way of public offering in Canada and Rule 144A offering in the United States.
  • The underwriters of Lululemon athletic in the Canadian aspects of its cross-border initial public offering.
  • Kinross Corporation in the U.S. aspects of its acquisition of Aurelian Resources.

Latest Insights

  • Blog Apr 16, 2024

    SEC wins novel ‘shadow trading’ trial against biopharma executive

    A novel theory of insider trading known as “shadow trading” involves the use of material non-public information about a reporting issuer...

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    SEC wins novel ‘shadow trading’ trial against biopharma executive
  • Osler Update Jan 12, 2024

    Canadian Securities Administrators implement access model for prospectuses

    The Canadian Securities Administrators are implementing an access equals delivery model for prospectus delivery in Canada.

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    Canadian Securities Administrators implement access model for prospectuses
  • Blog Nov 10, 2022

    Clawing it back: SEC adopts listing standards to prevent executives from benefiting from misstatements in financial statements

    New rules adopted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission introduce clawback requirements in cases where corporate executives benefit...

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    Clawing it back: SEC adopts listing standards to prevent executives from benefiting from misstatements in financial statements
  • Osler Update Dec 9, 2021

    WKSI pilot program comes to Canada, plus issuers and registrants face extended OSC review timelines

    Canadian Securities Administrators announce “well-known seasoned issuer” pilot program, and the Ontario Securities Commission says it has...

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Awards and Recognition

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized as a Notable Practitioner, M&A, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity
  • Best Lawyers in America: Recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Leading Lawyer, International Expertise

Media Mentions

  • Media Mentions Jun 4, 2020

    Canadian regulators ease rules, make it easier for companies to issue shares and raise new capital – The Globe and Mail

    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published amendments to their “at-the-market” (ATM) offerings rules that will allow Canadian issuers...

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Speaking and Writing

Published Work

EVENTS

  • Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Financings: The Latest Developments, Panel Chair, ABA Business Law Section 2009 Spring Meeting
  • Toronto Stock Exchange Listings – What U.S. Practitioners Need to Know, Panel Co-Chair, ABA Business Law Section 2011 Annual Meeting
  • Global Trends in Regulation of Insider Trading and Market Abuse, Panel Member, ABA International Law Section 2017 Fall Conference
  • Rule 144A Revisited – Background and Current Issues in Cross-Border Equity Offerings, Panel Member, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Co-Presenter, Doing Business in the United States
  • Co-Presenter, The U.S. beckons – Financing and acquisition opportunities for Canadian companies, Montréal, October 20, 2016
  • PUBLICATIONS

    • Co-author, Raising Capital in the United States: A Guide to Using MJDS for U.S. Public Offerings and Periodic Reporting, January 2007 (updated October 2009)

     


Credentials

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, as the U.S. legal representative (2010-2011)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee (Past Chair of the International Securities Matters Sub-Committee)