Walied Soliman is co-chair of our Canadian special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading shareholder activist and defence mandates and complex reorganization transactions. Over the past several years, Mr. Soliman has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. He is widely regarded as one of the leading special situations practitioners in Canada. In addition, his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products.
Mr. Soliman was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2014; ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013; and was ranked as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Canada by Lexpert magazine in 2009. Among other philanthropic endeavours, Mr. Soliman is a board member of the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation. Mr. Soliman has also been actively involved in provincial and federal politics in Canada.
Our Canadian Special Situations Team has released a white paper offering a fresh perspective on defensive strategies addressing the spectre of shareholder activism..
September 30, 2015
This game changer will require shareholders who bring an action against a company to do so in the company’s “home” jurisdiction.
May 14, 2015
A recent trio of hotly contested proxy fights involving Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations team helped further clarify and define the rights of a board....
August 15, 2013
The BC Supreme Court criticized empty voting and noted that courts have the power to curtail the practice..
September 18, 2012
Norton Rose Fulbright, The Boston Consulting Group and RBC Capital Markets today released a white paper entitled Beyond governance..
September 21, 2015
The National Post wrote on Norton Rose Fulbright providing a Canadian perspective on the critical role that shareholder value creation plays in prempting activism.
September 21, 2015