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Stephen Kerr

Stephen B. Kerr

Partner Fasken
What primarily drives cross-border mergers and acquisitions into Canada are two things: commodity prices and foreign exchange.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1998
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Stephen Kerr’s corporate practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions in regulated industries such as the financial services and the life sciences industries. Large companies turn to Stephen for clarity on policy and regulatory issues related to banking, insurance, reinsurance, life sciences and mergers and acquisitions generally.

A significant portion of Stephen’s practice involves providing counsel to large and mid-sized businesses on acquisitions and divestment strategies, corporate governance, complex reorganizations and material commercial agreements. Advising on the incorporation and registration of regulated financial institutions, Stephen also works on various portfolio transfers among regulated financial institutions.

Another significant aspect of Stephen's practice relates to advising high net worth families on the corporate and commercial aspects related to complex reorganizations and succession planning.

Recognized for his expertise in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and as an Acritas Star, Stephen anticipates and understands regulatory changes, allowing clients to refresh their strategies to suit current policy environments.

 

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Banking and Finance Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 to 2019
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star Lawyer , Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2016
  • Recognized as one of the "Top Canadian Corporate Lawyers to Watch", Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008
2016 Acritas Star™ Lawyer Recognized as an Acritas Star Lawyer
2008 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized as one of the "Top Canadian Corporate Lawyers to Watch"
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Education

  • LLB Dalhousie University
  • MA University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Honours), Political Studies Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
Article The Canadian Insurance M&A Environment Asian-Mena Counsel M&A Special Report
Article A Brave New World: The Impact of Basel III on Canadian Banking Operations Lexpert Business of Law

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