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Bradley Freelan

Bradley A. Freelan

Partner Fasken
With the number of formal proxy contests steadily declining, the strength of management continues to be on display.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2006
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Brad Freelan is a Partner in the firm’s Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions group with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, and corporate finance.

Brad has significant experience representing acquirors and targets across a broad range of industries in both public and private M&A transactions, and frequently provides governance advice to boards and special committees. He has a particular expertise assisting clients with contested situations, including hostile bids, topping offers and proxy contests. Brad also acts for issuers and investment dealers in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including in connection with going public transactions.

Brad is recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert for mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance and as a rising star by Lexpert and by IFLR1000. Co-author of several empirical studies on hostile bids and proxy contests, Brad’s insights into the mergers and acquisitions market has earned widespread media coverage, including being featured on the Business News Network and Bloomberg TV Canada and in The Globe and Mail and The Financial Post.
  • The Legal 500 Canada, The Legal 500 Canada 2019
  • IFLR 1000 2019 Rising Star (M&A), IFLR 1000 2019
  • IFLR1000 "Rising Star" for M&A, IFLR 1000 2018
2019 The Legal 500 Canada The Legal 500 Canada Corporate and M&A
2019 IFLR 1000 IFLR 1000 2019 Rising Star (M&A)
2018 IFLR 1000 IFLR1000 "Rising Star" for M&A
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Education

  • Chartered Financial Analyst Program, Completed Level III
  • JD University of Toronto
  • M.B.A. University of Toronto
  • B Comm McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
Proxy Contests and Hostile Take-Over Bids in Canada: A Look at the Facts Activist Investing in Canada 2015 Conference location location Toronto
Hostile Bid Activity in Canada: A Look Back and Ahead location location Toronto

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