Trevor Zeyl

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Trevor Zeyl practises corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate governance. Mr. Zeyl is also a member of Norton Rose Fulbright's special situations team, which encompasses Canada's leading hostile M&A, shareholder activism and complex reorganization transactions.
Mr. Zeyl was recognized as a Leading Lawyer Under 40 in Canada by Lexpert in 2021 and was designated a "Top 40 under 40" Emerging Leader Award by M&A Advisor in 2018.

Professional experience

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J.D., University of Windsor, 2011
LL.M.(International Business Law), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010
M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2007
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 2005
B.A.(Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2004
  • Ontario 2012

Mr. Zeyl has acted recently for the following clients:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited in its $985 million acquisition of Helly Hansen
  • Parmalat Canada in its acquisition of Kraft Canada's natural cheese brand for $1.6 billion
  • Agrium Inc. in connection with Agrium's US$36 billion merger of equals transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
  • Yamana Gold Inc. in its $3.9 billion acquisition, with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, of Osisko Mining Corporation

Capital Markets

  • TELUS Corporation in its offering of $750 million sustainability-linked notes
  • TELUS Corporation in its $1.5 billion equity offering
  • Enthusiast Gaming Inc. in its $42 million bought deal offering

Shareholder Activism

  • Canadian National Railway Co. in its high-profile shareholder dispute opposite TCI Fund Management Ltd.
  • Agrium Inc. in its successful high-profile shareholder dispute opposite JANA Partners LLC
  • TELUS Corporation in a high-profile shareholder dispute opposite Mason Capital Management LLC
  • Leading Practitioner in Finance and M&A: 2022 Lexpert Special Edition – Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyer to Watch in Corporate Finance & Securities: Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022
  • Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, 2021
  • "Top 40 under 40" Emerging Leader Award: M&A Advisor, 2018


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Volunteer Toronto
  • London Goodenough Association of Canada