Daniel E. Steiner

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Daniel E. Steiner

Daniel E. Steiner


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Dan Steiner is a partner in our business group and the head of our Vancouver office's mergers and acquisitions team. He advises companies, private equity funds, family offices and pension plans regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, the formation and financing of business ventures, and general corporate law matters. Mr. Steiner has advised parties involved with three transactions that have won ACG British Columbia's "Dealmakers of the Year" award (2016, 2014, and 2010).

Mr. Steiner has extensive experience in Canada-US and domestic transactions. He has advised clients involved in the infrastructure, technology, manufacturing, resource, entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries.

Prior to joining us in 2015, Mr. Steiner was a partner in the corporate and securities group of a large national law firm. He was also an associate in the M&A group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York from 2000 until 2002. He articled and then practised in Toronto from 1996 until 1999.

According to Chambers Canada 2023, Mr. Steiner has very strong commercial expertise and is a good negotiator. In 2021, one interviewee from Chambers Canada reported that his strengths are deal experience, quality of work, efficiency and a 'get it done' attitude.' According to Chambers Canada 2019, Daniel Steiner is well versed in sophisticated M&A and private equity transactions, including LBOs. One commentator reported that he was extremely efficient and particularly good at advising on mitigating risk. And finally, according to Chambers Canada 2018, Daniel Steiner is acknowledged by interviewees as a 'bright and capable guy' who is 'very easy to work with.' He is well respected for his M&A expertise, with an impressive track record acting for private equity players and pension plans.

Professional experience

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LL.B., McGill University, 1996
M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1993
B.A., Queen's University, 1992
  • New York State Bar 1999
  • British Columbia 2002
  • Ontario 1998


Private Equity M&A

  • InfraRed Capital Partners on (1) its sale to Concert Infrastructure Fund of a majority interest in the entity responsible for the improvement, operation and maintenance of the Iqaluit International Airport; (2) its sale to Plenary Americas of its interest in the Watty Vos Boulevard project in Aruba; and (3)  its acquisition of a majority interest in Vancouver Island Ferry Company.
  • Stern Partners Inc. in its acquisition of Auld Phillips, Thinkingbox Media & Design Inc., Capital Printing & Forms Inc., BioFert Manufacturing Inc., McRae's Environmental Services Ltd. and Flexstar Packaging Inc.
  • Tricor Pacific Capital, Inc. in its purchase of Tiger Calcium Services Inc. and its sale of Golden Boy to Post Holdings, Inc. for C$320 million. The transaction earned ACG BC's "Dealmakers of the Year" award (2014)
  • Eli Global, LLC in its acquisition of CBV Collection Services Ltd. from Yellow Point Equity Partners II LP
  • Headwater Equity Partners in its investment in Mormak Equipment Ltd.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of four marine container terminals in North America from Orient Overseas (International) Limited of Hong Kong for US$2.4 billion

Strategic M&A

  • Coastal Pacific Xpress in its sale to VersaCold Logistics Services. The transaction earned ACG BC's "Dealmakers of the Year" award (2016)
  • Hexagon AB in its acquisition of Multivista, Forming Technologies Incorporated, Mintec, Inc. and MicroSurvey Software Inc.
  • Bureau Veritas SA in its acquisitions of Acme Analytical Laboratories, Ltd. and OTI Canada Group

Venture Capital Investments

  • Investments by TELUS Ventures (in Otono Networks), Madrona Ventures (in PiXPO and Eventbase Technology) and various funds (in NowPublic Technologies)


  • Chambers and Partners, British Columbia: Corporate/Commercial, 2018-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law, 2014-2024; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014-2024; Corporate Governance Practice, 2019-2024; Private Funds Law, 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Private Funds Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Governance Practice "Lawyer of the Year," 2023
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Private Funds Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity "Lawyer of the Year," 2015
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2023: recommended in Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity; 2021-2022: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Business in Vancouver Top "Forty under 40": Recognized as a leader in the Vancouver business community, 2009
  • "Representing a Business: From Startups to Mature Corporations" (co-presenter: Catherine Brayley), Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2017, January 31, 2017.
  • CLE BC’s Legal Strategies in Private M&A: The Auction Process Course (co-chair and speaker), Vancouver, May 2016.
  • 36th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, (co-chair), Seattle, April 2016.
  • "Practical Drafting Techniques For Contracts & Agreements," Federated Press 20th Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Vancouver, May 2015.
  • "Identifying Your Buyer and What They Want," CLE BC’s Legal Strategies in Private M&A Course, Vancouver, May 2015.
  • "State and Provincial Regulatory Update" (moderator), 35th Annual Northwest Securities Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2015.
  • "Guiding Company Directors: Roles, Duties and Liabilities of Directors," 16th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Course (Federated Press), Vancouver, November 2014.
  • "Shareholders' Agreements and Boards of Directors," Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • "Drafting Agreements: Tips, Traps & The Quest for a Crystal Clear Contract," Association of Corporate Counsel, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • "Private Equity Investors in the Public Markets," CLE BC Advanced Securities, Vancouver, May 2014.
  • Business Council of British Columbia, Board of Governors (2017 to present)
  • American Bar Association, Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study Working Group (2016 to 2021)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (2006 to present)
  • Northwest Securities Institute (Seattle/Portland), Planning Committee
  • McGill University, Regional Advisory Board (Western Canada) (2022 to present)
  • Temple Sholom, President (2022 to present) and Board of Directors (2014 to present)
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Vancouver, Board of Governors (2015 to 2022)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, Secretary and Board of Directors (2022 to present)
  • Jewish Family Services (Vancouver), Advisory Committee (2006 to present)