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Lynne Lacoursière - Corporate Lawyer

Lynne Lacoursière

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Executive Compensation

Key Contact: Employment and Labour


Contact Information

llacoursiere@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4719

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2013

New York, 2003

Education
  • McGill University, LL.B./BCL
  • McGill University, B.Comm.
Language(s)
English

Lynne is co-chair of the Executive Compensation practice. Her practice focuses on executive compensation, employee benefits and employment law issues in Canadian and U.S. public and private M&A transactions, initial public offerings and other business transactions. She counsels public and private company clients on executive compensation arrangements, including design, corporate governance considerations, implementation, and ongoing compliance. She has unique expertise advising on cross-border executive compensation arrangements and is one of only a few lawyers in Canada with this specific expertise.

  • Untether AI & Radical Ventures

    Untether AI in its $20 million Series A financing with Radical Ventures

  • Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust

    Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

  • BC Partners

    BC Partners in the $5.2 billion recapitalization of GardaWorld

  • Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC

    Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC in its acquisition by Zendesk, Inc.

  • Wave Financial

    Wave Financial in its $537 million proposed acquisition by H&R Block.

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its $100 million investment round

  • Platinum Equity Advisors

    Platinum Equity Advisors in its acquisition of Livingston International

  • Interset Inc.

    Interset in its acquisition by Micro Focus

  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley in its acquisition of Solium Capital for $1.1 billion

  • SureWerx

    SureWerx in its acquisition of Jackson Safety® and Wilson Brands From Kimberly-Clark Professional

  • CAE Inc.

    CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million

  • Growlabs

    Growlabs in its acquisition by AdRoll Group

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lexicata

  • GFL Environmental Inc.

    Investors led by BC Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in the $5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Inc.

  • South32

    South32 in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Arizona Mining

  • Interaxon

    Interaxon in its acquisition of Meditation Studio

  • Blackstone Property Partners

    Blackstone Property Partners in its acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust for $3.8 billion

  • 360insights

    360insights in its acquisition of Through-Channel

  • China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

    China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. in the sale by Louis Dreyfus Company of its global metals business to NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund for US$466 million

    • Hi-Pro Feeds, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, in its sale to Nutreco N.V.
    • Aurigen Re in its acquisition by PartnerRe Ltd.
    • Citi in its sale of CitiFinancial Canada, Inc.  to a group of investors led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC and Varde Partners
    • Brookfield Asset Management in the spinoff of its business services and industrial operations to create Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
    • Enercare Solutions, a subsidiary of Enercare Inc., in its US$340.75 million acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (Service Experts)
    • New Flyer in its US$455 million acquisition of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. from KPS Capital Partners, L.P., and related US$825 million financing to fund the acquisition and refinance New Flyer’s existing US$257 million credit facilities
    • Alamos Gold in its US $1.5 billion merger with AuRico Gold. Inc.
    • Cara Operations in its C$230 million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares
    • Loblaw in its $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, one of Canada's most recognized retail brands
  • Find More

  • Acritas Stars: Recognized as a Star Lawyer

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement

  • The CRA Issues Guidance on the Deductibility of Certain Share-based Compensation, Journal of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement
  • CCCA National Conference, The Good Shepherd: Managing Executive Recruitment and Departures (Speaker)
  • Synergy Client Conference (Speaker)
  • Quoted in Canadian Lawyer MagHigh-stakes compensation, July 2017