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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 the financial services industry. Large financial service providers turn to Stephen for clarity on policy and regulatory issues related to banking, insurance, reinsurance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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. He also works with clients on banking, insurance, reinsurance, and other political and regulatory matters, at both the provincial and federal level.

Advising on the incorporation and registration of regulated financial institutions, Stephen works on various portfolio transfers among regulated financial institutions.

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.

 

Rankings and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017-2018 for Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2016
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008 as one of the "top Canadian corporate lawyers to watch."
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017-2018 for Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2016
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008 as one of the "top Canadian corporate lawyers to watch."

Education

  • LLB Dalhousie University
  • MA University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Hons), 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