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:

  • Carlsberg in its $144 million cross-border acquisition of Waterloo Brewing Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement
  • Lactalis Canada (Parmalat) in its $1.6-billion acquisition Kraft Heinz Canada's natural cheese business
  • 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 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
  • Counsel to Banro Corporation 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
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities;
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021: Lawyer to Watch
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada