Walied Soliman is co-chair of our Canadian special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading hostile M&A, shareholder activism 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 is also 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
The CSA published the long-awaited amendments to Canada’s take-over bid regime under Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids..
February 29, 2016
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published significant amendments to the Canadian take-over bid regime (the Amendments)..
February 25, 2016
Walied Soliman explained described consequences of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ amendments to the Canadian take-over bid regime. .
April 22, 2016
Walied Soliman described that the Canadian Securities Administrators’ amendments to the Canadian take-over bid regime – announced in February and generally welcomed as bringing certainty to issuers and acquirers after a long consultation process .
March 15, 2016