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Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/Commerical - Ontario, 2020

IFLR 1000, Robert Vaux - Highly Regarded, Capital Markets: Equity, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Robert Vaux - Recommended, Corporate and M&A, 2020

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Band 4, Corporate and M&A, 2020

Lexpert Special Edition, Robert Vaux - Ranked - Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers, Finance and M&A, 2020

Chambers Canada, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/Commerical - Ontario, 2019

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Robert Vaux - Recommended, Corporate/M&A, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial - Ontario, 2018

IFLR 1000, Robert Vaux - Notable Practitioner, Corporate/M&A, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Capital Markets, 2017

Chambers Canada, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Ontario, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, Robert Vaux - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Chambers Canada, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Ontario, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Robert Vaux - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Capital Markets - Debt and Equity, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Securities Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2013

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Robert Vaux - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2009

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A, 2009

Lexpert Magazine, Robert Vaux - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Lawyer to Watch, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Robert Vaux - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008

Chambers Global, Robert Vaux - Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A, 2008

Lexpert’s Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40, Robert Vaux - Recognized, 2008

Robert Vaux

Partner

rvaux@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.6265
Fax:   416.979.1234

Bob Vaux is a partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group at Goodmans. Bob also serves on the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Bob’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, including initial public offerings and follow-on financings, and contested governance matters, including proxy contests.

Bob represents a variety of public companies, private equity funds and high net worth families. He also regularly represents boards and special committees in connection with significant M&A transactions. He has developed a reputation for assisting in the structuring of novel and sophisticated transactions and dealing with complicated issues in a results-oriented manner.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Bob’s representative work includes acting for:

  • Special Committee of Kinder Morgan Canada in connection with Pembina Pipeline’s agreement to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and the Cochin Pipeline for $4.35 billion
  • Special Committee of Genworth MI Canada in connection with Brookfield Business Partners’ agreement to acquire 57% of the company from Genworth Financial for $2.4 billion
  • Onex Corporation in its agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet Airlines Ltd. for $5 billion
  • Altria Group in its $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of Mitel Networks Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at US$2 billion
  • Student Transportation Inc. in connection with its US$1.1 billion acquisition by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ullico Inc.
  • Spectra Energy Corp in its stock-for-stock merger transaction with Enbridge Inc. for approximately $37 billion
  • InterOil Corporation in connection with its US$2.5 billion acquisition by Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • The Special Committee of Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with the sale by Shaw Communications Inc. of 100% of its wholly-owned broadcasting subsidiary, Shaw Media Inc., to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion

RECOGNITION

Bob is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities and Private Equity in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, for Corprate law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law by Best Lawyers in Canada and ranked for Corporate M&A by Chambers Global. He was named by Lexpert Magazine as one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” in 2008.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Bob teaches at the University of Toronto as an adjunct professor and has also been actively involved in the securities law course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Education University of Western Ontario (LL.B., Gold Medallist, 1995)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario