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Terrence  Burgoyne

Terrence Burgoyne

Partner, Corporate; General Counsel


Contact Information

tburgoyne@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6601

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1983

England & Wales, 1988

Education
  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • Dalhousie University, B.Comm.
Language(s)
English

Terry advises leading Canadian and international companies in executing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has over 35 years of business law experience, principally in private M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, cross-border transactions and professional services businesses. For six years, Terry served as Managing Partner of the firm, with responsibility for business strategy and client relationship management, and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He also practised with the firm's office in London, England.

In addition to his active practice, Terry is also Osler’s General Counsel, with responsibility for the firm’s legal affairs and risk management, including conflicts and compliance matters.

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

    HOOPP in its acquisition of a minority stake in Chobani

  • RSM US LLP

    RSM US LLP in the launch of RSM Canada

  • Nutreco Canada Inc.

    Nutreco in its acquisition of Hi-Pro Feeds

    • Torstar Corporation in its $200 million acquisition of an interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc.
    • Counsel to the Premier’s Council on Government Assets of Ontario relating to the retailing and distribution of beer in Ontario.
    • Counsel to Manulife Financial Corporation in its $4 billion acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc. The deal combined Manulife, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and Standard Life Canada, the country’s fifth-largest insurer.
    • The acquisition by Target Corporation of up to 220 leases in Canada from Zellers Inc.
    • A number of private equity investments for Clearspring Capital.
    • Medical Pharmacies Group Limited in a number of acquisitions in the medical services industry.
    • A major strategic alliance between Irving Oil and Alimentation Couche-Tard.
    • The sale of Trivial Pursuit to Hasbro, Inc.
    • The purchase by Nutreco International B.V. of the animal nutrition business of Maple Leaf Foods.
    • The sale of A&P Canada to Metro Inc.
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Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Corporate/Commercial (Ontario)
    • "He knows where to push and why. He also brings good common sense and understands the deal that we are trying to get done."

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2019: Corporate Commercial Law
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2019: Mergers & Acquisitions

IFLR 1000

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2014-2019: Highly Regarded, M&A

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2019: Corporate Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2008-2019: Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Acritas Stars

  • Acritas Stars, 2017-2019: Star Lawyer
    • “He is practical, expert, responsive and just excellent to work with”
    • “Client-focused and solution-oriented”

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2017-2018: Mergers & Acquisitions Law

BTI

  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2017

  • Member of the Expert Panel appointed by the Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services to review Ontario’s business law statutes and advise on its business law agenda.
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy – Board Member.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Curator’s Circle Committee – Committee Member.

  • Ontario Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee, Committee Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Section, Associate Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Associate Member
  • The Law Society of England and Wales

  • Hydro One IPO and the Beer Store restructuring: Ontario gets down to business Dec 9, 2015.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: A Perspective on the Canadian Private M&A Environment, Podcast, December 2010.
  • Acquisitions of Private Businesses in Canada, Osler Guides, September 2010.
  • Acquisition of Private Canadian Businesses, Practical Law: The Journal, July/August 2010.
  • Unanimous Shareholder Agreements, Federated Press, 2nd Annual Shareholder's Agreements Course, March 2007.