Fred practises exclusively in securities, investment management and corporate commercial law, with particular expertise in advising all forms of investment funds, including pooled funds, alternative funds, mutual funds and closed-end investment funds, as well as private equity funds and venture capital funds, and their investment fund managers, advisors and exempt market dealers. He also advises public companies on financings, continuous disclosure and M&A transactions.
His practice in the field of investment funds includes fund formation and offerings; fund documentation (offering memoranda, simplified prospectuses, annual information forms, fund facts and other disclosure documentation); advisor, dealer and investment fund manager registration; M&A transactions among investment fund managers, dealers and advisers; and a wide range of fund governance issues, compliance policies and procedures, investment restrictions and related issues.
Fred also advises on public and private mergers & acquisition transactions and corporate finance, including advising on TSX and TSX-V listings, initial public offerings, plans of arrangement and takeovers.
Fred was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 and 2016 editions of the Best Lawyers in Canada and recognized in the 2016 (and since 2013) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds and Asset Management, Private Equity)