William J. Braithwaite

William J. Braithwaite


Stikeman Elliott LLP

Recognized since 2006

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Securities Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Securities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Corporate Law
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William Braithwaite is senior counsel at the firm and was Chair of the firm from 2012 to 2018. He previously served on the firm’s Partnership Board and Executive Committee, and is the former Head of the Corporate Group in the Toronto office. Bill practises primarily in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. In addition to acting on some of the most significant cross border merger transactions, he has acted as counsel to major Canadian corporations, boards of directors, and institutional shareholders, as well as various governments and regulatory authorities.

In 2018, Bill was recognized in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual peer survey as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada with voters saying, “Bill is not only one of the most outstanding corporate commercial lawyers in Canada, he has lent his status in the legal and business community to help organizations that promote the fundamental values of our profession.”

“One of the captains and commanders of deals – he can manage a team on a deal like very few can. He gives great comfort to the client and has the ability to focus on what's important in a deal and how to get it done.” – Client interview, Chambers Global

Location

  • 5300 Commerce Court West
    199 Bay Street
    Toronto, ON M5L 1B9
    Canada

Stikeman Elliott LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

170 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Securities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Securities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Corporate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Toronto, Canada (2019)
  • Corporate Law, Toronto, Canada (2017)
  • Securities Law, Toronto, Canada (2014)
  • Corporate Law, Toronto, Canada (2013)
  • Securities Law, Toronto, Canada (2012)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Toronto, Canada (2011)
  • Corporate Law, Toronto, Canada (2009)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Securities Law

Special Focus

  • Finance

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