Emmanuel (Manny) Pressman is the Chair of the Corporate Department at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, boards of directors, and investment banks involved in take-over bids, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. Mr. Pressman is widely and repeatedly recognized as among the country’s leading M&A practitioners. In 2020, Mr. Pressman was recognized by IFLR 1000 as the inaugural recipient of its M&A Lawyer of the Year Award (Canada) and, in 2019, as one of Canada's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer in its annual peer survey.
Mr. Pressman is an elected Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences relating to mergers and acquisitions, and has guest lectured at the McGill University Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the IBA Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in New York. Among his community involvement, Mr. Pressman serves on the Board of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.