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Jason  Comerford

Jason Comerford

Partner, Corporate


Contact Information

jcomerford@osler.com

tel: 212.991.2533

Office

New York

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1999

New York, 2001

Education
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B.
  • University of Alberta, B.A.
Language(s)
English

Jason’s primary emphasis is on assisting Canadian and U.S. clients with U.S. corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has advised Canadian and U.S. issuers, underwriters and placement agents in connection with U.S. debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings and other U.S. registered offerings, the use of the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System and Section 4(a)(2), Regulation D, Regulation S and Rule 144A transactions and has also acted as counsel in M&A and private equity deals. In addition, he has worked on exchange offers, consent solicitations, tender offers and “going private” transactions. Jason advises clients on U.S. corporate governance matters, assists public companies with their periodic reporting obligations under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and compliance with New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ regulations.

  • TELUS Corp.

    Syndicate of underwriters in TELUS Corp's debt offerings

  • Syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

    The Underwriters in the $1.75 billion initial public offering of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

    • Oryx Petroleum Corporation's $250 million Canadian initial public offering of common shares with Rule 144A sales in the United States (acted for underwriters).
    • Telus Corporation’s $1.7 billion offering of notes (acted for agents).
    • The Bank of Nova Scotia’s registered offering of $1.35 billion of senior notes pursuant to the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (acted for The Bank of Nova Scotia).
    • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc.’s registered $34.1 offering of common shares pursuant to the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (acted for Neptune).
    • The Bank of Nova Scotia’s registered offering of $2.75 billion of senior notes pursuant to the U.S.-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (acted for The Bank of Nova Scotia).
    • Golden Credit Card Trust’s $950 million Rule 144A offering of receivables-backed senior notes (acted for underwriters).
    • Offer for the common shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. by affiliates of Carl C. Icahn (acted for bidders).
    • Telus Corporation’s $1 billion offering of notes (acted for agents).
    • TransAlta Corporation’s $412.5 million offering of common shares (acted for underwriters).
    • Capital Power Corporation’s $500 million Canadian initial public offering of common shares with Rule 144A sales in the United States.
    • Issuer tender offer by QLT Inc. for US$50 million of common shares (acted for dealer-manager).
    • Fording Canadian Coal Trust’s US$13 billion going-private transaction with Teck Cominco Limited. (acted for Fording).
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  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • American Bar Association

  • Major Reforms Enacted to Stimulate Public and Private Capital Raising in the United States, Osler Update, April 5, 2012.
  • Review and Reassessment of the Private Placement Regimes in Canada and the United States, Osler Corporate Review, March 2012.
  • SEC Announces Timing for Elimination of MJDS Form F-9, Osler Update, August 4, 2011.
  • SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Rule Changes, Osler Update, December 19, 2009.
  • Raising Capital in the United States: A Guide to Using MJDS for U.S. Public Offerings and Periodic Reporting, October 2009.
  • Changes to Shareholder Proxy Access and Director Indemnification Under Delaware Corporate Law, Osler Corporate Review, June 2009.
  • New SEC Rules Affect Canadian and Other Foreign Private Issuers, Osler Update, November 12, 2008.
  • Market Turmoil May Mean It’s Time to Buy Back Stock, Osler Update, October 21, 2008.
  • MJDS - The Fast Track to the U.S. Public Markets for Canadian Public Companies, Osler Update, November 20, 2007.