Elie Krief

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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Elie Krief's practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and securities. He acts as counsel to private, public and institutional clients for Canadian and cross-border transactions and corporate governance matters.

Before joining the Montreal office, Elie worked as a European M&A and private equity trainee lawyer in Paris for an international law firm, and as international legal counsel (comparative law clerk) for Chief Justice Miriam Naor at the Supreme Court of Israel until her retirement.

Professional experience

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  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2016
  • LL.L., University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Certificate in Business Law, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • Certificate in Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Harvard Law School, 2015
  • Quebec 2020
  • New York 2017

M. Krief acted recently in the following transactions:

  • the strategic placement of the Cornerstone Investors (i.e., CDPQ, CPPIB, and OTPP) for C$3.2B to support Intact Financial Corporation's proposed acquisition of RSA for £7.2B

  • the acquisition by Alstom of the entire issued share capital of Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK Limited for US$ 8.4B

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Lord Reading Law Society
  • French
  • English