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Partner, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto
Emmanuel Pressman is chairman of the corporate department and former head of Osler’s M&A group. Recently, Pressman acted for Constellation Brands in the $5-billion investment in Canopy Growth, South32 in its $2.1-billion acquisition of Arizona Mining and Blackstone Property Partners in its acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, which was worth $3.8 billion. He was also Canadian counsel to WS Atkins plc when it was acquired by SNC-Lavalin for $3.6 billion. Some of Pressman’s other clients include Magna International, TPG Capital, Fairfax Financial, the ADT Corporation and Shoppers Drug Mart. He regularly presents on M&A at conferences and has appeared as a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and McGill University law schools. He is also co-author of the Canada chapter in the International Mergers & Acquisitions Review and serves on the board of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.