Clay, a nationally and internationally recognized leading advisor for mergers and acquisitions in Canada. He is named by The 2011 International Who’s Who Legal as one of the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Mergers and Acquisition Individuals in the World (the only Canadian to receive this honour). Clay has extensive experience in counselling senior management and Boards of Directors of leading public and private corporations. He has acted on many significant transactions with U.S. and international law firms and investment banks, particularly in respect of cross border transactions. Former Chair of firm and Chair of Corporate Department. Clay was lead counsel to the “Wise Persons’ Committee” appointed to recommend the best securities regulatory system for Canada and, as a former managing partner of the New York office, worked extensively in cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and financing. He is a former sessional lecturer and has spoken to legal and business audiences internationally.