Aubrey Lasky

Aubrey Lasky is experienced in domestic and international corporate law and delivers strategic legal advice to private and public sector clients in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and beyond. He is highly regarded for his experience in complex commercial transactions, M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the manufacturing, technology, leisure, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Aubrey regularly advises U.S. and international clients on their in-bound Canadian strategies, as well as Canadian clients in relation to conducting business and establishing operations overseas.

Aubrey is in demand with clients who seek a lawyer with broad international exposure and technical ability that can deliver practical advice with commercial awareness. In working with Aubrey, you will be engaging a lawyer who seeks to understand your business objectives in order to best advance your interests.

Aubrey is a dual-qualified lawyer in both Ontario and England and holds a Foreign Legal Consultant Permit from The Law Society of Upper Canada. Prior to joining the Waterloo Region office of Gowling WLG, Aubrey practiced corporate law at top-tier firms in London, England and Toronto, Ontario.

When not acting for clients, Aubrey spends time with his family and is active in the community. Aubrey is a director and corporate secretary for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Association. He is a founding member of Next Generation – The Leadership Series, an initiative designed to promote and train the next generation of business leaders in the Waterloo Region. Aubrey's community service also included volunteering at the head office of the Alzheimer's Society in London, England.

Mandats représentatifs

  • Advised a TSX-listed REIT on a short form prospectus offering of treasury and secondary units on a bought deal basis to a syndicate of underwriters.
  • Advised an ASX-listed marketing services company on an international roll-up of advertising agencies involving nine jurisdictions and aggregate consideration of over £50 million
  • Advised the management team of U.K.'s leading artisan bakery and café chain on a private equity-backed management buyout in a deal worth £22.5 million.
  • Advised an NYSE-listed pharmaceutical company on acquiring two chemical manufacturing divisions in the U.K. for consideration of over £35 million.
  • Acted for an AMEX-quoted client on its US$3.6 billion reverse acquisition of Europe's largest hedge fund manager.
  • Advised a syndicated institutional fund on the sale of a property SPV that owned commercial real estate in London, England for consideration of £330 million.
  • Acted for the sellers of an Australian online gaming software company on a Guernsey share-for-share exchange and subsequent trade sale worth A$45 million.
  • Negotiated television talent agreements opposite ITV Studios, the largest television production studio in the U.K.
  • Completed IPOs and various fundraisings for several issuers on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Launched several syndicated property funds with institutional investors to acquire commercial real estate across Canada.