John Valley is a partner in Osler’s Toronto office and practises corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Valley’s corporate governance practice includes advising companies and boards of directors on matters regarding director duties, indemnification, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and other governance matters. He is also a member of a cross-disciplinary risk management and crisis response practice, which is focused on advising companies and boards of directors on taking proactive steps to avoid and prepare for and, where necessary, on responding to, extraordinary crisis situations. Mr Valley’s graduate research at the University of Cambridge, England focused on corporate governance in enterprises with significant government shareholders.