Jacob Cawker Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2010 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-3645

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: jacob.cawker@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



Jacob Cawker

Jacob Cawker is an associate in the Gowling WLG Toronto office. His practice focuses on securities and corporate law with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and special situations (encompassing contested shareholder meetings and transactions).

Jacob has acted for both public and private issuers, as well as underwriters in a variety of public and exempt market offerings (equity and debt), and strategic investments. He has represented both purchasers and targets in public and private acquisitions. He has also acted for both issuers and activist investors on complex matters relating to corporate governance, regulatory compliance and related-party transactions, as well as proxy regulation and contested shareholder meetings and transactions. Jacob regularly advises reporting issuers on a variety of industries in connection with their ongoing continuous disclosure obligations, stock exchange regulatory requirements and matters of general corporate law.

Jacob has volunteered as a high school coach for a provincial OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trial in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Justice Education Network.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Jacob was an associate at a global law firm.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2010

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2010
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2009

    • Education
      2009
      Osgoode Hall Law School, JD
  • 2005

    • Education
      2005
      University of Toronto, HBSc (graduated with High Distinction)

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association

Insights & Resources

  • Counsel to a leading Canadian-licensed producer of medical cannabis, including its initial public offering on the TSX and subsequent bought deal financings
  • Counsel to a global cannabis company in connection with its acquisition by a leading Canadian-licensed producer of medical cannabis
  • Counsel to a Canadian financial institution as co-lead underwriter in connection with a bought deal financing of common shares and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures by a leading TSX-listed Canadian independent investment management firm
  • Counsel to TSX-listed energy services provider in connection with its recapitalization by way of a private placement issuance of senior secured and second lien notes, and concurrent prospectus rights offering
  • Counsel to a major US-based hedge fund in connection with an acquisition of a TSX-listed Canadian automotive aftermarket product distribution company
  • Counsel to a former chief executive officer and appointed representative of a group of concerned shareholders in connection with a successful campaign to replace the board of directors of a TSX-listed potash development company
  • Counsel to a TSX-listed real estate investment trusts holding one of Canada’s largest hotel portfolios in connection with numerous financings and subsequent acquisition
  • Counsel to a US-based activist investor in connection with a successful campaign for representation on the board of directors of a TSX-listed real estate investment trust
  • Counsel to concerned shareholders in connection with a successful campaign to reconstitute the board of directors of a TSXV-listed oil and gas exploration company

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