John Connon


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John Connon is a partner and co-heads a business law group and the Private Equity and Venture Capital Group at Goodmans. He has a broad transactional practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on private equity, public and private mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

John advises public companies, closely-held companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies on a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises and governance matters.

John was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2023 Toronto Mergers & Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year”, as well as a leading lawyer for leveraged buyouts and private equity law and securities law. John is also recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global for private equity: buyouts, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for corporate finance and securities, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions and by IFLR1000 for mergers and acquisitions. John is featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A and was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2008.

From 1998 to 2004, John was an associate in the New York, Hong Kong and London offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario