Barry N. Segal

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Barry N. Segal

Barry N. Segal


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Barry Segal is a tax lawyer in our Toronto office. He has a diverse tax practice that includes public and private M&A, debt restructurings, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, structuring private equity investments, advising domestic and cross-border investment funds, and international tax planning for Canadian and foreign corporations. Barry also acts as counsel on federal and provincial tax audits and appeals.


Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1998
B.Com., McGill University, 1994
  • Ontario 2000

Mr. Segal has acted recently for the following clients:

  • The special committe of Yamana Gold Inc. on US$4.8 billion cash-and-shares transaction
  • BofA Merrill Lynch as lead placement agent for the structuring and launch of an innovative residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) program for Home Trust Company
  • Parmalat, on its acquisition of Kraft Canada's natural cheese division for $1.6 billion
  • Nuuvera, a global cannabis company founded on Canadian principles, on its combination with Aphria by plan of arrangement for C$826 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Aphria will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nuuvera for a total consideration of approximately $8.50 per Nuuvera share, payable in cash and common shares of Aphria
  • Smoothwater Capital Corporation on a C$100 million acquisition of Equity Financial Holdings Inc., which offers residential mortgage loans through its wholly owned subsidiary, Equity Financial Trust Company, pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement
  • OC Special Opportunities Fund, LP, a Cayman-based private equity fund managed by Orange Capital Ventures GP, LP, a New York City-based fund manager, on its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares, warrants and options of Gaming Nation Inc., a Canadian online fantasy sports company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, by way of plan of arrangement for consideration equivalent to C$0.95 per share (for a total purchase price of approximately C$44 million)
  • InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust in its acquisition by Bluesky Hotels and Resorts by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) for approximately C$2.1 billion
  • Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. in the sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors
  • Yamana Gold Inc. with its acquisition, with Agnico Eagle, of Osisko’s outstanding common shares for $3.9 billion
  • Dundee Corporation with the spin-off of DREAM Unlimited Corp. by a plan of arrangement
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Tax Law, 2024  
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Tax, Chambers and Partners, 2024
  • Acritas Stars 2019-2021 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer"
  • Acritas Stars 2018 – Designated as a "Star" lawyer by a panel of over 4,300 clients
  • Regular speaker at tax seminars
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Tax Foundation


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