John Ciardullo is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott LLP where he is the Head of the Capital Markets/Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
Mr. Ciardullo has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and securities transactions with a particular emphasis on complex merger and acquisitions transactions, proxy contests/contested meetings and corporate finance transactions. In this context, he counsels clients on a wide variety of matters including transaction structuring, acquisition and defense strategy and compliance with fiduciary duties as well as other relevant aspects of applicable law.
Mr. Ciardullo is listed and recognized in the following publications: Chambers Global's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A transactions; The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions law; PLC's M&A Multi-Jurisdictional Guide as a leading lawyer in Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions transactions; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance and Securities; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the Top 40 under 40 Lawyers in 2007.
From 2008-2010, Mr. Ciardullo was a member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, a body that provides advice to the Commission and its staff on a variety of matters including policy initiatives, capital markets trends and legal, regulatory and market implications of Commission rules, policies, operations and administration.