A partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Faran Umar-Khitab has a very active transactional mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and commercial law practice. He routinely advises institutional investors, private equity funds, venture capital funds and strategic purchasers on complex investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions across a number of industries.
He also advises issuers on public and private financing transactions, continuous disclosure requirements, and commercial agreements, and provides general counsel services to a number of clients. Faran also advises boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance matters as well as transactional matters.
Faran has considerable experience in the following areas:
- negotiating complex purchase and sale transactions
- leading capital markets transactions (including issuances of debt and equity)
- structuring shareholder, partnership and joint venture arrangements
- implementing complex cross-border tax structures
Faran serves as a mentor to undergraduate students of the University of Toronto's Rotman Commerce program, and actively volunteers at the University of Toronto. In 2016, Faran received an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for his volunteer contributions.
Faran has been recognized in Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and as an “Acritas Star.”