Emmanuel (Manny) Pressman is Chair of the Corporate Department and former Head of the M&A Group. He represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, boards, and financial advisers involved in take-over bids, proxy contests, joint ventures, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. His clients have included Constellation Brands, Magna International, Blackstone, TPG Capital, KingSett Capital, Vector Capital, Fairfax Financial, Walter Energy, The ADT Corporation, and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Manny is repeatedly recognized as a leading M&A practitioner including by Who’s Who Legal (M&A, Corporate Governance); Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A); The Lexpert/AmLaw Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate/M&A); The Legal 500 (Corporate/M&A); The Best Lawyers in Canada (M&A); and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (M&A, Corporate Finance, Corporate Mid-Market). He is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to mergers and acquisitions, and has guest lectured at the McGill University Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the IBA Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in New York; and is the co-author of the Canada chapter of the International Mergers & Acquisitions Review for the past 10 years. Among his community involvement, Manny currently serves on the Board of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.