Alex is Co-Chair of Osler's Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He regularly acts on Canada’s most high proﬁle and complex transactions, delivering practical advice to private and public companies, private equity sponsors, and special committees on a diverse range of strategic mandates. His private equity deal experience includes acting for Blackstone, Sculptor, Platinum Equity, iCON Infrastructure, Sterling Partners and Penfund. He has advised on numerous real estate and REIT transactions including on behalf of Dream Global, SmartCentres, KingSett and Ventas. In addition to transactional work, Alex advises on governance and continuous disclosure matters, early warning and insider reporting requirements, exemptive relief applications, and general corporate matters.
Alex has completed two secondments to the Oﬃce of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Ontario Securities Commission, ﬁrst in 2012 where he helped develop a new rule on shareholder rights plans as well as proposed amendments to the early warning regime, and again in 2017 where he was one of the primary drafters of Multilateral CSA Staﬀ Notice 61-302 Staﬀ Review and Commentary on Multilateral Instrument 61-101.
Alex is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he teaches Mergers and Acquisitions in the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) program. He has also lectured at the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances and Osgoode Professional Development.
In 2020 Alex was recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40.