Emmanuel (Manny) Pressman is a partner in the firm’s business law department and chair of the corporate department. He has acted for acquirors, targets, selling shareholders, boards, special committees and financial advisers that have been involved in friendly and contested takeover bids, proxy contests, going-private transactions, negotiated acquisitions and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. He is a ‘most frequently recommended’ M&A lawyer in Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Recent assignments include acting for Shoppers Drug Mart in its merger with Loblaw Companies; KingSett Capital in its hostile takeover bid for Primaris Retail REIT and, ultimately, friendly plan of arrangement with H&R REIT, RioCan REIT and Primaris REIT; The ADT Corporation in its acquisition of Reliance Protectron from Alinda Capital; Walter Energy in its acquisition of Western Coal; and Magna International in its dual-class share recapitalisation. Mr Pressman is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to M&A and developments in corporate and securities law, and has guest lectured at the McGill University Faculty of Law and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He received a JD from the Western University Faculty of Law in 1996 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.