Neal practises corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate ﬁnance and company governance matters. He has extensive experience dealing with cross-border issues on numerous transactions, acting for foreign-based clients acquiring or investing in Canadian companies, Canadian companies acquiring foreign operations, and advising Canadian companies with signiﬁcant foreign assets. Neal also assists his clients with regard to Canadian public company compliance issues. A signiﬁcant portion of Neal’s practice involves corporate ﬁnance work, including private equity ﬁnancings, as well as advising both issuers and underwriters on private and public oﬀerings of debt and equity securities in Canada, the US and internationally. Prior to joining Osler in 2007, Neal was in- house corporate counsel with Shell Canada when it was listed on the TSX. Neal clerked at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan.