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Robert Vaux

Partner

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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