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Rob Lando

Rob Lando

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Capital Markets

Key Contact: U.S. Cross-Border Legal Services

Key Contact: Cannabis

Key Contact: Corporate Governance


Contact Information

rlando@osler.com

tel: 212.991.2504

Office

New York

Bar Admission

New York, 1991

Ontario, 1991

Education
  • University of Toronto, J.D.
Language(s)
English

Rob is a cross-border corporate and securities lawyer with significant practice experience in the United States and Canada. He provides concurrent advice on both the U.S. and Canadian law aspects of structuring, planning and executing public and private cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions. Rob advises on compliance with U.S. and Canadian public company disclosure and corporate governance requirements, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corresponding Canadian rules and policies. A significant component of his practice is devoted to advising on the structuring of financing and M&A transactions utilizing the Canada/U.S. Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS). Rob also routinely advises Canadian issuers and underwriters on extending offerings into the United States under Rule 144A or in conventional private placements with Canadian “wrappers” or under available wrapper exemptions, and U.S. issuers and underwriters on extending offerings into Canada. Recently, Rob represented the underwriters as U.S. and Canadian counsel in cross-border financings for several major Canadian cannabis companies and is actively involved in Osler’s cannabis practice.

  • Cowen and Company, LLC

    Cowen and Company and the underwriters in Sundial Growers’ US$143 million U.S. and Canadian IPO of common shares and NASDAQ listing

  • Tilray

    The Initial Purchasers in connection with Tilray Inc.’s US$475 million 5% convertible notes offering

  • Ensign Energy Services Inc.

    Ensign Energy Services Inc. in its acquisition of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. for $947 million

  • Canopy Growth Corporation

    Advising the Initial Purchasers in connection with Canopy Growth’s $600 million convertible debenture offering.

  • Underwriters in connection with Tilray Inc.'s IPO

    The Underwriters in connection with the cross-border IPO and NASDAQ listing of Tilray Inc.

  • TELUS Corp.

    The Underwriters in TELUS Corporation's offering of 4.6% notes for US$750 million

  • Emera Inc.

    Emera Inc. in its bought deal offering of common shares for $700 million

  • Underwriters in connection with Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation’s IPO

    The Underwriters in connection with the $403 million IPO by Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation on the TSX

  • TELUS Corp.

    Syndicate of underwriters in TELUS Corp's debt offerings

    • Emera Inc. and Nova Scotia Power Inc. in connection with their U.S. shelf registration statements for investment grade debt securities.
    • Precision Drilling Corporation in the U.S. aspects of its conversion from a trust to a corporation.
    • Cameco Corporation in its $460 million MJDS bought-deal offering of common shares in Canada and the United States, its $500 million offering of debentures in Canada and its $900 million sale of its stake in Centerra Gold Inc. by way of public offering in Canada and Rule 144A offering in the United States.
    • The underwriters of Lululemon athletic in the Canadian aspects of its cross-border initial public offering.
    • Kinross Corporation in the U.S. aspects of its acquisition of Aurelian Resources.
  • Find More

  • IFLR: Ranked in IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Notable Practitioner, M&A, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity
  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in America: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Legal 500: Ranked in The Legal 500: Leading Lawyer, International Expertise

  • Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, as the U.S. legal representative (2010-2011)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee (Past Chair of the International Securities Matters Sub-Committee)

EVENTS

  • Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Financings: The Latest Developments, Panel Chair, ABA Business Law Section 2009 Spring Meeting.
  • Toronto Stock Exchange Listings – What U.S. Practitioners Need to Know, Panel Co-Chair, ABA Business Law Section 2011 Annual Meeting.
  • Global Trends in Regulation of Insider Trading and Market Abuse, Panel Member, ABA International Law Section 2017 Fall Conference.
  • Rule 144A Revisited – Background and Current Issues in Cross-Border Equity Offerings, Panel Member, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting.
  • Co-Presenter, Doing Business in the United States.
  • Co-Presenter, The U.S. beckons – Financing and acquisition opportunities for Canadian companies, Montréal, October 20, 2016.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, Raising Capital in the United States: A Guide to Using MJDS for U.S. Public Offerings and Periodic Reporting, January 2007 (updated October 2009).