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Success in hostile and friendly takeover bids is often more a matter of innovative approach than application of conventional legal procedures. We are your informed partner on the ground in Canada: we know the players, we know the regulators and we know how to structure a successful transaction. With offices across Canada and around the world, lawyers with experience as regulators and experts in related practice groups like tax and competition, we have all the tools to get your deal done. Meet our Mergers and Acquisitions Team.

Established by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton, Dentons is a new global firm driven to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly complex, interconnected and global marketplace. Learn more at 


Key Contacts

Laurence Geringer
Toronto - Laurence Geringer

Phone: +1 416 863 4684


Laurence practises corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and workouts, corporate finance, and private equity. Read More

Regional Contacts

Dale Skinner
Calgary - Dale Skinner

Phone: +1 403 268 7152


Dale Skinner is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Practice Groups. Dale has extensive experience in both public and private business acquisitions and divestitures, including public company takeover bids and plans of arrangement. Read More

Robert Roth
Edmonton - Robert Roth

Phone: +1 780 423 7228


With 20 years of experience in commercial and transactional matters, Robert’s practice is focused on assisting clients with a broad range of corporate activities, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate structuring and governance and commercial transactions. Read More

Thomas Houston
Ottawa - Thomas Houston

Phone: +1 613 783 9611


Tom provides strategic advice to emerging technology companies and venture capital/private equity funds in the development and financing of many of Canada’s leading technology companies. Tom has particular expertise in cross-border transactions, having led many cross-border venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Read More

Charles Spector
Montreal - Charles Spector

Phone: +1 514 878 8847


Chuck advises clients on a wide range of commercial transactions focusing primarily on public and private corporate financing, takeovers, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises public and private companies on strategies and corporate governance issues. Read More

Gary Sollis
Vancouver - Gary Sollis

Phone: +1 604 443 7130


Gary represents clients in the areas of corporate and securities law, with a focus on acquisitions, financings and reorganizations. He has acted for a variety of public and private companies in financing transactions, including public offerings, private placements of debt and equity, special warrant financings and public and private limited partnership offerings. Gary has also assisted clients in connection with takeover bids, mergers, proxy contests, spin-offs, joint ventures and acquisitions of private businesses. Read More

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