Current M&A Issues

M&A transactions can be found in all industries and all sizes of businesses, and various events, often unexpected, can trigger the need for a purchase, sale, merger, etc.  Financial professionals need to be ready to assist their clients or employers when such situations arise. Join us to hear from two leading legal advisors in the M&A field on the topic.

The topic covered during this webinar is an update on current M&A issues affecting Canadian and global transactions. There will be two speakers for this webinar:

1. David Dunlop, LL.B. of McMillan LLP

2. Samantha Horn, LL.B. of Stikeman Elliott LLP

13 Feb 2018, 7:00 PM

2 CPD hours


3.33 (3)

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Course Description

The cost of the webinar is $59 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn two hours of PD credits when you register. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 

Course Walkthrough

  • Current M&A Issues Presentation
  • Current M&A Issues Recording
  • Certificate: February 13, 2018 GTAAN Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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David Dunlop

David Dunlop is a Senior Partner and a member of McMillan's Management Committee. David primarily assists clients in the acquisition and sale of businesses, private equity transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance and outsourcing. He has extensive experience in negotiating transactions and complex commercial arrangements.

David regularly advises clients on all components of corporate/commercial matters. He has acted for many domestic and international clients assisting in corporate establishment, restructuring and operations. He has been seconded twice to act as interim general counsel of a multinational financing corporation. 

Prior to attending law school and joining the firm, David was employed for four years with Xerox Canada Inc. and Hallmark Cards. He has extensive field sales and marketing experience in connection with commercial and consumer products and services.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in addition to his LLB and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.

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Samantha Horn

Samantha Horn is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital financing, including investments and buy-outs, as well as fund formation activities. Samantha is a member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office and formerly served as Co-Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups.

Samantha received the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the “KPMG Professionals” category three times (2014, 2015 and 2016), which recognizes women who play a leadership role within their organization. Her efforts toward the promotion of the advancement of women in law have contributed to the firm receiving the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Award of Excellence.


  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investments.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading lawyer in Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Mid-Market.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Private Funds Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Private Funds.
  • 2016 Expert Guides: Private Equity.
  • Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, May 2017.

Samantha is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and various panels, including with the American Bar Association at their annual and spring Business Law Section meetings. 

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