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Hugo Margoc


Hugo Margoc


T:+1 416.203.4466

Hugo Margoc practises corporate and commercial law with a special interest in technology and innovation. Hugo is a member of the restructuring and insolvency group and is particularly interested in institutional investments across all levels of the capital structure in not only stressed, distressed, but also growth situations.

During his articles, Hugo completed a secondment in the Royal Bank of Canada's legal department, where he gained valuable experience working with its financing and corporate services groups.

While in law school, Hugo co-chaired the McGill Shareholder Activism Research Group, a group comprised of students from the honours investment management program and the faculty of law conducting multidisciplinary research in the shareholder activism and corporate governance fields. Hugo also completed an internship with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and served as the coordinating editor for the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution.

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  • Education
    B.C.L. LL.B., McGill University, 2016
    HBX CORe Certificate, Harvard Business School, 2015
    B.Com., McGill University, 2013


  • Representative experience

    Hugo has recently acted for the following clients:

    • The board of directors of Agrium Inc. in connection with Agrium's US$36 billion merger of equals transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
    • Pacific Rubiales (Frontera Energy) in connection with a shareholder dispute and subsequent restructuring.
  • Admissions
    • Ontario 2017
  • Publications
    • "Appraisal Rights Arbitrage: What Can Canada Learn From The Big Brother" (2016), 58 Canadian Business Law Journal 255.
    • "Shareholder Activism in Canada: A Deliberate Policy Choice" (2016), 31 Banking and Finance Law Review 293.
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Ontario Bar Association
  • Languages
    • French
    • German
    • Czech