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.
On the heels of one of the busiest years in shareholder activism in Canada, we invite you to our annual webinar highlighting the key developments of 2013 and what....
October 16, 2013
Norton Rose hosts an exclusive webinar on shareholder activism and the key activist/defence developments of 2012..
November 29, 2012
Part 1 (53:26)
Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis talk about the latest developments in shareholder activism in Canada, addressing key topics such as advance notice bylaws and empty voting. Wes Hall and David Rosewater also share their thoughts. A brief Q&A session was also held.
Part 2 (19:53)
Orestes Pasparakis interviews Wes Hall who discusses the leading tactics used by issuers and dissidents.
Part 3 (19:04)
Walied Soliman talks to David Rosewater about the US legal issues affecting Canadian campaigns.
The BC Supreme Court criticized empty voting and noted that courts have the power to curtail the practice..
September 18, 2012
On June 21, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Consultation Paper 25-401 – Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms..
June 27, 2012
Walied Soliman spoke with the National Post on the topic of voting pills in Canada and their potential impact on proxy fights..
October 27, 2014
Walied Soliman comments in Law Times on how the controversy over the future of director nominee compensation, a central feature of the 2013 proxy battle.
August 11, 2014