Nader Hasan

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Nader Hasan is a lawyer in our business law group and a lead member of our special situations team. His practice focuses on securities and corporate law in a wide range of industries, with an emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance and providing corporate governance and securities regulatory advice.

Nader has represented issuers, their boards of directors and management as well as dissident shareholders and hostile bidders in some of the most significant and complex transactions, proxy battles, litigation and regulatory proceedings in the country. In addition, Nader has extensive experience representing purchasers and vendors in M&A transactions (including statutory plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers and other business combination transactions) and issuers, underwriters and investors in a wide range of financing transactions (including public offerings, secondary offerings and private placements). 

Nader is consistently called upon by the external community for his insights and experience. He has served as a director for not-for-profit organizations, acted as a guest speaker for the Law Society of Ontario and various institutions, including York University and Osgoode Hall, served as a practicum mentor for the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and authored various thought leadership pieces on M&A, corporate governance and other matters (including pieces featured by Lexpert and on the Lawyer’s Daily, Law 360 Canada and Canadian Lawyer Magazine).

Professional experience

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J.D., University of Ottawa, 2015

B.A., Ryerson University, 2012

  • Ontario 2016

In addition to those matters listed under "Client Work" below, Nader has recently acted as counsel to the following clients:

Special Situations

  • Aimia Inc. in defence of a high-profile shareholder dispute against Mithaq Capital SPC, including in connection with the first ever "against campaign" in Canada and an unsolicited take-over bid for C$308 million.  This proxy battle led to a leading decision in Canada on private placements in the face of proxy battles and take-over bids
  • Canadian National Railway Company in defence of a high-profile shareholder dispute against TCI Fund Management Ltd. 
  • Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. in connection with an unsolicited take-over bid made by Suncor Energy Inc., which ultimately resulted in a negotiated transaction representing a total consideration of C$6.6 billion 
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Canaccord Genuity Corp. in connection with an unsolicited take-over bid launched by a management-led group for C$1.13 billion


  • Aquilini GameCo Inc. in its acquisition of Luminosity Gaming Inc. and Luminosity Gaming (USA), LLC, and contemporaneous reverse-take over and go-public transaction with J55 Capital Corporation and arrangement with Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc, and related private placement offering of equity and debt securities. The transaction also included an acquisition of a non-controlling interest in the Vancouver Titans esports team and resulted in the formation of the leading publicly traded esports and gaming media organization in North America. This transaction received the "Excellence Award" for "Capital Markets Deal of the Year" by Canadian Law Awards 
  • Bird Global Inc. in its cross-border acquisition of Spin from TIER Mobility to become the leading micromobility operator in North America by market share 
  • Origin House (also known as CannaRoyalty Corp.) in connection with the cross-border acquisition by Cresco Labs Inc. of Origin House for total consideration of C$1.1 billlion, to create one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the US and one of the first US cannabis mergers to pass through a second request under US competition and antitrust laws 
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Terra Firma Capital Corporation in connection with a related party go-private transaction with a management-led group for total consideration of $46 million

Corporate Finance

  • Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. in connection with several public and private offering of equity and debt securities, including in connection with its filing of a short form base shelf prospectus and registration statement to offer common shares, preferred shares, debt securities, warrants, units and subscription receipts in Canada and the US for gross proceeds of up to C$250 million
  • VerticalScope Holdings Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of subordinate voting shares for gross proceeds of C$125.1 million
  • “Buying or Selling a Business 2023,” Law Society of Ontario, March 2023
  • “Buying or Selling a Business 2022,” Law Society of Ontario, March 2022
  • Business Associations, Osgoode Hall, November 2022
  • Corporate Social Responsibility,” York University, January 2021
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada



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