Jeremy  Fraiberg

Jeremy Fraiberg

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6505



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2000


  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • Harvard University, A.B.



Jeremy is Co-Chair of Osler’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group and former Co-Chair of Osler’s Mining Group. He has acted for public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees and private equity firms on a range of acquisitions, securities offerings and other corporate transactions. Jeremy routinely represents investment dealers on fairness opinions, valuations and complex financial advisory assignments.

Jeremy has been recognized as a leading practitioner by The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate/M&A, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial); The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (M&A, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Commercial Law and Mining); Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A); The Best Lawyers in Canada (M&A) and IFLR100: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (M&A). 

Jeremy has taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law on contested mergers and proxy contests and has spoken and written about a range of legal issues. After graduating from law school he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada.

    • Hecla Mining in its definitive agreement to acquire Alexco Resource Corp.
    • Bank of Montreal in its US$16.3 billion acquisition of Bank of the West.
    • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
    • Domtar in its $3 billion acquisition by Paper Excellence.
    • BMO Capital Markets in connection with its role as independent valuator on Enbridge Inc.’s $30.4 billion transfer of assets to Enbridge Income Fund.
    • The independent valuator in connection with BCE Inc.’s $3.95 billion privatization of Bell Aliant.
    • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund on its US$900 million acquisition of General Chemical Corporation.
    • Mitel Networks Corporation on its $400 million acquisition of Aastra Technologies Limited.
    • Penfund and its portfolio companies on a number of acquisitions and investments, including Penfund’s acquisition of JET Equipment & Tools Ltd. and investment in Mevotech L.P.
    • The special committee of the board of directors of Inmet Mining Corporation in response to the $5.1 billion unsolicited offer by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
    • Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets in connection with their role as financial advisors to Nexen Inc. on its US$15.1 billion sale to CNOOC Ltd.
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its $1.1 billion joint acquisition of Q9 Networks with Bell Canada, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners.
    • TELUS Corporation on its dual class share reorganization and related proxy contest with Mason Capital Management LLC.
    • London Stock Exchange Group plc on its proposed merger with TMX Group Inc. and related proxy contest with Maple Group Acquisition Corp.
    • The board of directors of Addax Petroleum Corporation in connection with the $8.27 billion sale of Addax to Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation.
    • Lundin Mining Corporation on its private placement to and proposed business combination with HudBay Minerals Inc.
    • Kinross Gold Corporation on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Aurelian Resources Inc.
    • Royal Bank of Canada on its $1.36 billion acquisition of Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd.
    • Magna International Inc. on the US$1.54 billion investment by OJSC Russian Machines.
    • IPSCO Inc. on its US$7.7 billion sale to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB.
    • Novelis Inc. on its US$6.0 billion sale to Hindalco Industries Limited.
    • CanWest Global Communications Corp. on its $2.3 billion joint acquisition and reorganization of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

    Corporate Finance

    • Magna International Inc. on its MJDS offerings of US$650 million 4.15% senior notes due 2025 and US$750 million 3.625% senior notes due 2024
    • The underwriting syndicate led by TD Securities and Cantor Fitzgerald on the $258 million initial public offering of Alignvest Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition corporation
    • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund on its $345 million subscription receipts offering
    • Counsel to the Underwriters for Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited’s $250 million initial public offering.
    • The underwriting syndicate led by UBS Securities Canada Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and RBC Capital Markets on EcoSynthetix Inc.’s $100 million initial public offering
    • The underwriting syndicate led by RBC Capital Markets and UBS Securities Canada Inc. on Royal Nickel Corporation’s $51.7 million initial public offering of common share and flow-through share units

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/Commercial (Ontario) (Band 1)
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/M&A
    • "He is an excellent M&A practitioner."
    • "I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the specifics of what we were trying to do; he was invaluable on the strategy side as well."
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Toronto’s top corporate mid-market lawyers in 2021; Mergers & Acquisitions; Toronto’s best mergers and acquisition lawyers in 2021; Mining
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Natural Resources Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Corporate Law (2021)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Corporate and M&A
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in M&A (Highly Regarded) 
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized in International - M&A; Canada - M&A; Canada - Corporate Governance
  • Thomson Reuters: "Stand-out Lawyer"

  • Canadian Business Law Journal Board of Trustees
  • Capital Markets Institute Advisory Board
  • Law Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Osler Publications

External Publications and Speaking Events

  • The Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Canada, 9th Edition, Co-Authored with Emmanuel Pressman and Robert Yalden.
  • New CSA Rule Governing Shareholder Rights Plans, Presenter, Capital Markets Institute Roundtable, June 2013.
  • Directors’ Duties: An Overview for Mid and Junior Public Mining Company Executives and Directors, Presenter, PDAC March 2013.
  • Duties of a Director When a Public Company is in Play, Presenter, C.D. Howe Institute Roundtable, September 2012.
  • Renewed Quest: Court Decision Hasn’t Killed National Securities Regulator, Editorial, Financial Post, July 19, 2012.
  • Disclosure Best Practices for Dual Listed Canadian Companies: Mineral Reserve and Resources Estimates and Oil and Gas Reserves, Presenter, 56th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, July 2010.
  • Fiduciary Outs and Maximizing Shareholder Value Following BCE, (2009) 48(2) Canadian Business Law Journal 213.
  • Not One Regulator but Two, Editorial, The Globe and Mail, October 28, 2009.
  • A Canadian Understanding of Director Duties, Online Editorial, The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2009, Co-Authored with Emmanuel Pressman.
  • When to Tell: The OSC’s Ruling in the AiT Case Confirms Existing Practice for Merger Disclosure, Editorial, Financial Post, January 16, 2008, Co-Authored with Robert Yalden.
  • Kerr v. Danier Leather Inc.: Disclosure, Deference and the Duty to Update Forward-Looking Information, (2006) 43(1) Canadian Business Law Journal 106, Co-Authored with Robert Yalden.