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2019 Rising Stars Winners

Congratulations Rising Stars Winners of 2019

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 7th, 2019


Russel W. Drew

Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP


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Russel represents clients on significant, high-value and complex transactions and has been involved in some of Canada’s most notable transactions in the past years. He has appeared in Lexpert - Big Deals numerous times. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions (public and private), corporate finance, securities and private equity/venture capital transactions. Russel is also regarded as one of the leading blockchain lawyers in Canada. His recent representative transactions include acting for: the Coca-Cola Company in connection with the sale of its Canadian bottling business to a purchaser established by Larry Tanenbaum (Kilmer Capital) and Junior Bridgeman (Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company); and Acreage Holdings, Inc. in connection with its novel arrangement valued at USD $3.4 billion with Canopy Growth Corporation, one of the most significant transactions within the North American cannabis industry to date. He is also a prolific supporter of legal education initiatives for the advancement of law students and practising lawyers and the broader community.


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