Bruce Sheiner

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Bruce Sheiner

Bruce Sheiner


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Bruce Sheiner is a securities and corporate law partner who acts for corporate, private equity and banking clients in a variety of public and private merger and acquisition, corporate finance and complex corporate restructuring transactions.This experience includes:

  • a number of friendly and hostile M&A transactions, including statutory plans of arrangement, takeover bids and amalgamations;
  • public offerings, including initial public offerings, and private placements acting for investors, issuers and underwriters; and
  • statutory and CCAA restructurings.


In addition, he advises his public company clients on their continuous disclosure, corporate governance, and  regulatory / stock exchange obligations.

Mr. Sheiner advises senior issuers as well as junior / start-up clients in a variety of industries including technology, banking, fintech, consumer products and mining. Much of his work involves cross border and multijurdictional transactions and financings.

Additionally, Mr. Sheiner has completed all three levels of the CFA exams.

Professional experience

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B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2008
M.Sc., University of Toronto, 2005
H.B.A., Richard Ivey School of Business, 2003

  • Ontario 2010

Mr. Sheiner has recently acted for the following clients:

  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited with its $985-million acquisition of Helly Hansen from a consortium including Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • A syndicate of underwriters in connection with the InterRent REIT's C$100 million bought deal offering of Units
  • Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation in its C$5 billion cross-border debt restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act
  • Eco Oro Minerals Corp. in connection with its shareholder dispute and subsequent restructuring involving contingent value rights
  • Counsel to Banro Corporation in connection with its US$250 million corporate debt and equity restructuring
  • Icahn Enterprises LLP in its US$340-million acquisition of the US automotive aftermarket product distribution business of TSX‑listed Uni‑Select Inc.
  • International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with a number of equity investments in Canadian and international mining and oil and gas companies
  • A syndicate of underwriters in connection with the Hudson's Bay Company's $365-million initial public offering and secondary offering of common shares on October 17, 2012, $275-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts on September 10, 2013, $140-million bought deal offering of common shares on June 2, 2014, and $140-million bought deal offering of common shares on April 28, 2015
  • A syndicate of underwriters in connection with the €400-million placement and open offer of shares of Green REIT plc
  • Semtech Corporation in connection with its C$500-million acquisition of Gennum Corp. by way of plan of arrangement

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada