Wesley Cohen

Wesley Cohen

Associate, Corporate

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.6560



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019


  • University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor
  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)



Wesley is an Associate in Osler’s Corporate Group. His practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Osler, Wesley was an Associate at a leading corporate governance boutique where he advised public, private and government-controlled boards, special committees, management teams and institutional investors on all aspects of corporate governance and securities law.

Wesley received his J.D. from the University of Ottawa, graduating cum laude. During law school he worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Michael Geist. Wesley previously served as an advisor to senior Ontario politicians, including Ontario’s Attorney General.

    Chartwell Retirement Residences in its offering of $250 million 6.000% debentures due 2026

    The underwriters in Capital Power Corporation’s $300 million subscription receipt public offering and the agent in Capital Power Corporation’s $100 million subscription receipt private placement

    Bausch + Lomb Corporation in its offering of US$1.4 billion 8.375% senior secured notes due 2028

    Emera Incorporated in its offering of $500 million notes due 2030

    Dream Industrial REIT in its offering of $200 million 5.383% debentures due 2028

    Bank of Montreal in its $3.35 billion public offering and private placement of common shares

    The Senior Creditors to Connect 6ix General Partnership in connection with the $9 Billion Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance Project procured by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx.  The Senior Creditor Group represented by Osler included:  (i) TD Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., in connection with an underwritten private placement of senior bonds issued by Connect 6ix; (ii) ATB Financial Inc., DZ Bank AG, Korea Development Bank, National Bank of Canada, The Norinchukin Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in connection with a revolving credit facility and associated hedging arrangements and (iii) Japan Bank for International Cooperation in connection with a term loan facility

    The agents in AltaLink, L.P.'s offering of $275 million 4.692% senior bonds due 2032

    Shopify Inc. Founder and CEO, Tobi Lütke in his proposal to modernize the company’s governance and multi-class share capital structure

    TerraFarma in its up to $68 million acquisition by Aurora Cannabis

    The underwriters in dentalcorp Holdings Ltd.’s $115 million offering of subordinate voting shares

    The underwriters in ECN Capital Corp.’s public offering of $60 million 6.25% debentures due 2027

    Dream Industrial REIT in its $288 million offering of units

    Emera Incorporated in its $225 million preferred share financing

    Alliance HealthCare Services in its US$820 million acquisition by Akumin

    Dream Industrial REIT in its $850 million European logistics portfolio acquisition and associated financing

  • Ontario Justice Education Network, Workshop Facilitator (2017-2018)

  • Law Society of Ontario