Bill Ainley is a senior partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Mining practices.
Bill has acted as lead counsel for bidders and target boards in numerous solicited and unsolicited public takeovers and merger and acquisition transactions. He has also acted as lead counsel in a wide variety of private equity and leveraged acquisitions.
Bill also practises extensively in the corporate governance area and has acted for independent and special committees of a number of public corporations in special mandates.
Bill was seconded in 1984 to the Ontario Securities Commission as legal advisor to the Chairman. While at the Commission, he was primarily involved in the legislative reforms that created the current takeover and issuer bid rules in Ontario and opened up the ownership rules for the securities industry in Ontario. In 1986, Bill was invited to join the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission and served as Chairman of that committee in 1989 and 1990.
Bill's full bio is available here.