Bryce Kraeker is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office.
Bryce regularly provides counsel to issuers and underwriters on raising debt or equity through both public and private corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, bought deals and other prospectus offerings and private placements. He also supports his Canadian and international clients on all aspects of registrant regulation and fund formation.
He manages all aspects of his clients' domestic and cross-border merger and acquisitions activities. He has extensive experience in structuring take-over bids, plans of arrangements, amalgamations, share and asset purchases, reverse takeover transactions and proxy contests.
He is often called upon to advise on corporate governance best practices and policies, directors' duties and liabilities, continuous disclosure obligations, insider trading policies, equity incentive compensation plans and related party transactions.
Bryce is known as a trusted advisor who gets the job done. His clients benefit from his strong negotiating skills, practical regulatory advice, and his ability to simplify complex securities laws. In recognition of his broad expertise and commitment to client service, Bryce is a three-time recipient of the Acritas Stars designation – an independent award driven by client nominations.
Outside of his legal practice, Bryce is an active member of the Waterloo Region community, and is currently serving as board president for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.