Paul Barbeau has extensive experience in capital markets law and securities offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), asset dispositions, and complex joint venture and other co-ownership vehicles. He also advises on matters relating to corporate governance, shareholder activism and general regulatory compliance.
Acting for a diverse range of clients, Paul represents public and private issuers, investment funds, private equity funds and underwriters located in Canada and abroad. Paul has significant experience advising clients in the technology, energy, oil field services, utilities, construction, mining, health-care and manufacturing sectors.
Paul’s experience includes acting for issuers and underwriters in Canada and the Unites States. He has a strong track record in initial public offerings (IPOs), bought deal short form offerings, subscription receipt offerings and convertible debt offerings for clients ranging from small technology startups to large multi-billion-dollar international energy companies.
In his M&A practice, Paul advises buyers and targets on hostile and friendly takeover bids, plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers, management buy-outs, going private transactions and all other forms of corporate mergers. He also acts as legal counsel to special committees in connection with strategic review processes.
Paul is a published author on topics that include corporate sales, public offerings, takeover bids, shareholder rights plans and proxy access. He has also acted as corporate secretary for private oil and gas companies.