Eric Stevens

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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:

  • Cirque du Soleil Inc. in the transaction whereby TPG Capital Group became the majority shareholder of Cirque du Soleil
  • SNC-Lavalin in the sale of AltaLink to Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • SNC-Lavalin in the sale of its entire interest in Groupe immobilier Ovation to Industrial Alliance
  • SNC-Lavalin in its sale of SNC-Lavalin Energy Control Systems Inc. to GE Energy Canada
  • CAE Inc. for its acquisition of CHC Helicopter’s helicopter flight training operations
  • 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.
  • Rio Tinto Alcan in connection with Amcor’s binding offer to acquire the majority of the Alcan Packaging businesses
  • Rio Tinto Alcan in the sale of its Alcan Packaging Food Americas division to Bemis Company, Inc.
  • Sverica International in the sale of its IT infrastructure solutions business, Pivot Data Centres (previously Care Factor Computer Services) to Rogers Communications Inc.
  • Shareholders of FANS Entertainment Inc. in the sale of FANS to Optimal Payments Plc

 

  • Chambers Canada, Quebec: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2019 recommended in Corporate Commercial Law; 2013-2017: recommended in Corporate Mid-Market; 2018-2019: recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions; 2019: recommended in Private Equity
  • 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 -  )
  • Ecole nationale de l'humour (2015 -  )
  • 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)