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Blair Horn, Counsel

Blair Horn *

Counsel Fasken
M&A and finance deals allow us to work with sophisticated clients in challenging situations. The best outcomes come from exceptional teamwork with our clients and the other parties involved to get deals done.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1995 | Ontario, 1989
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Blair Horn is a leading M&A and securities lawyer based in the Vancouver office. Blair works with both public and private companies on domestic and cross border M&A transactions, public equity and debt financings, venture capital and private equity financings, and corporate governance matters.

Blair has advised a number of clients including technology companies, agribusiness, food and beverage companies, industrial and mining concerns, boards, independent committees of boards, underwriters, private equity and venture capital providers and financial advisors.

Blair is active in continuing legal education and regularly presents on developments in M&A and securities law on topics such as hostile takeover bids, proxy contests, ethical issues in contested transactions, due diligence and special committees.

Blair developed his teamwork skills as an Olympic rower in the Canadian Men’s Eight that won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.


Client Work

  • North West Rubber Ltd. in its acquisition by TorQuest Partners,
  • Pixieset Media Inc. announces investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity,
  • Pixieset Media Inc. acquires FloAgency Inc. and FloSites LLC,
  • Pixieset Media Inc. acquires Flothemes,
  • The Estée Lauder Companies acquires DECIEM Beauty Group Inc. (enterprise value C$2.8 billion),
  • Fraser Valley Building Supplies Inc. acquires Terrace Builders Centre Ltd. and Terrace Carpet Centre Ltd.,
  • Ocado Group plc acquires Kindred Systems Inc.,
  • CAI Capital Partners invests in RebalanceMD Canada Ltd.,
  • Wheatsheaf acquires all remaining shares of Ostara in arrangement transaction,

Career & Education


  • LLB, York University Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BBA University of Washington

Community involvement

  • Chair, Board of Governors, Brentwood College School
  • Director, British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation
  • Former Member, Health Promotion Committee, Heart and Stroke Foundation (British Columbia and Yukon)
  • St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Lights of Hope Campaign (2004)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • Business and Securities Sections, Canadian Bar Association
  • Business Law Section M&A Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Former Member, Vancouver Stock Exchange Advisory Committee


Fasken Institute



Article First Hostile Takeover Bid Launched Under New Canadian Regime
Article Doing the Deal, Private Mergers and Acquisitions (Indemnities)

Speaking Engagements

The Due Diligence Process and Why Sellers should Care Business Transitions Forum location location Vancouver The Westin Bayshore Hotel
Special Committees The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC) location location Vancouver
Special Committees Dealing with the Difficult Situations The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC) location location Vancouver


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