Jonathan Lampe is a partner, and has served as Co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group and member of the Executive Committee, at Goodmans. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law in Canada and internationally, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, related financings and reorganizations, and corporate governance. He also advises entrepreneurial families and their family offices on strategic and structural matters.
He is the former General Counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission, the past Chair of the Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee, and a past member of the Commission’s Senior Securities Lawyers Advisory Group and Enforcement Advisory Group.
Jonathan is engaged frequently in the context of mergers and acquisitions by Canadian and international acquirors and boards and special committees of potential targets, as well as their financial advisors. Jonathan also regularly provides advice to various constituents in matters relating to the governance of public entities in the context of their ongoing operations, strategic initiatives, investigations and dissident shareholder activities. He also provides counsel to families and family offices in Canada and internationally.
He has provided expert evidence in related court proceedings and has represented the Staff of the Ontario Securities Commission and market participants in regulatory proceedings before the Commission, including the Commission’s review of market timing in the mutual fund industry. His clients include Canadian and international companies across a range of industry sectors, family offices, pension funds and private equity investors.
Jonathan’s transactional and advisory expertise, in Canada and internationally, is recognized regularly in publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Euromoney, IFLR1000, Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023 and the Lexpert Special Edition: Mining. Jonathan has been identified by Who’s Who Legal as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals worldwide in the field of Corporate Governance and, most recently, as a “thought leader” in M&A and Governance.
Awards & Recognition
Chambers Canada Senior Statespeople, Corporate/Commercial Ontario 2024
The Legal 500 Canada Hall of Fame, Corporate and M&A 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized, Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Securities Law 2024
Chambers Global Senior Statespeople, Corporate/M&A 2023
Who's Who Legal Recognized National Leader, M&A, Corporate Governance and Capital Markets 2023
Lexpert Special Edition: Mining Recognized, Canada's Leading Mining Lawyers 2023
In addition to lecturing and writing on topics including emerging issues in corporate governance and alternative acquisition and financing structures, Jonathan has taught Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Regulation at the University of Toronto Law School.
In 2016, Jonathan accepted an appointment as an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University.
- Harvard University, 2016, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative
- University of Toronto, LL.B., 1982
- Oxford University, B.A., 1979, Rhodes Scholar
- Yale University, B.A., 1977
- Law Society of Ontario
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