Eric Stevens

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Eric Stevens

Eric Stevens

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Biography

Eric Stevens practises business law. With a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance, he has over the past 20 years concentrated his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and private financings. In 2008, Mr. Stevens was a recipient of Lexpert's "Top 40 Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Under 40" award and has since received several other awards. Mr. Stevens has been involved for many years in various charitable causes close to his heart as a member of various corporate boards.


Professional experience

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  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1995
  • B.Comm., Concordia University, 1992
  • Quebec 1996

Mr. Stevens has acted recently for the following clients:

  • SNC-Lavalin in the sale of AltaLink to Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • RONA Inc. for its acquisitions in Canada, including TruServ Canada Inc., Piercey's, Best-Mar Plumbing and Heating Supplies Inc., Noble Trade Inc., Groupe Lespérance Inc., Curtis Lumber Co. Ltd., Chester Dawe Limited, Groupe Coupal Inc., Mountain Building Supplies Limited, Totem Building Supplies Inc., Groupe Marcil Inc., Réno-Dépôt Inc. and Revy Home Centres Inc.
  • Guy Laliberté, in connection with the sale of Cirque du Soleil to TPG, FOSUN and CDPQ
  • TRJ Telecom inc. and its shareholders, in its sale to Telecom Inc.
  • Logistik Unicorp with the sale of the company to private equity buyers
  • Groupe Lune Rouge Inc., in connection with the sale of Reflector Entertainment Ltd. to a Japanese buyer
  • M'Plast Inc., in connection with the sale to Licaplast Industries-Emballages Inc.
  • SPI Health and Safety, a Canadian leader in goods and services related to occupational health and safety, in connection with its acquisition of CONFIAN
  • Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), based in Miami, New York and Las Vegas, in connection with an investment by Creative Artists Agency in EBG, one of the largest private providers of travel and entertainment in the United States
  • Solotech Group Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Pro Sound, Inc., a highly regarded audio, video, lighting and broadcasting integration company, headquartered in Miami, Florida, with offices and warehouses in Orlando, Pensacola and Los Angeles. Solotech also acquired Pro Sound, Inc.'s Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) brand as well as affiliates Pro Sound CA, Inc. and Show Systems, Inc. This acquisition significantly increases Solotech's systems integration and live productions presence in the US market

 

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, 2019-2022
  • Lexpert Special Edition, Technology 2020 - lawyer  most frequently recommended in Corporate Mid-Market
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2022 recommended in Corporate Commercial Law; 2013-2022: recommended in Corporate Mid-Market; 2018-2022: recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions; 2019-2022: recommended in Private Equity
  • Chambers Canada, Quebec: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2017-2022
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2022: most frequently recommended in the area of Corporate Mid-Market
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2021: most frequently recommended in the area of Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2020: most frequently recommended in the area of Corporate Mid-Market and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Legal 500, Canada (2016): M&A
  • Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyer in Canada by Lexpert (2009)
  • Lexpert's Top 40 Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Under 40 (2008)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • Fundraising campaign (2016-2021)
      • Quebec campaign committee
    • President, 2015 Gala
    • Fundraising Committee of the Ride for Diabetes Research campaign
  • Fondation Vero et Louis (2016-  )
  • École nationale de l'humour (2015-2019)
  • Advisory Board of the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (2011-2015)
  • Académie des Sacrés-Coeurs (2012-2015)
  • Collège Trinité (2012-2015)
  • Robin des bois, charitable restaurant
    • President (2007-2009)