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Richard J. Steinberg, Partner

Richard J. Steinberg *

Partner Fasken
Knowledgeable, strategic and practical.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1988
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


Richard Steinberg’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Richard advises targets, buyers and investors in both solicited and unsolicited transactions, with a particular expertise in cross-border transactions. Richard’s corporate finance practice is focused on structured and cross-border financings, with extensive experience acting for both underwriters and issuers. Richard is the former Chair of Fasken’s Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Richard also advises companies, directors and shareholders on proxy contests and on a broad range of corporate governance and securities compliance matters.

As a member of the Senior Securities Lawyers Advisory Group of the Ontario Securities Commission and a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Commission, Richard has provided insights to the Commission on legislative and policy initiatives, as well as capital market trends.

Richard is a former lecturer at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is frequently invited to speak at professional conferences on various aspects of securities law in Canada and the United States.

Richard’s securities and mergers and acquisitions expertise is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and others.



Client Work

  • Elemental Royalties Corp. announces the completion of a share-for-share merger of equals with Altus Strategies plc.,
  • Elemental Royalties Corp. successfully defends against hostile takeover bid by Gold Royalty Corp.,
  • Issuance of a C$5 million convertible debenture to Co-operators Financial Services Limited by Smart Employee Benefits Inc.,
  • Desjardins Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. lead C$64 million bought deal for Ascot Resources Ltd.,
  • Equitable Group Inc. closes C$230 million subscription receipt offering,
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation completes US$500 million senior notes offering,
  • BMO Capital Markets and Raymond James Ltd. lead C$61 million bought deal for Ascot Resources Ltd,
  • Greenlane Renewables C$26.5 million bought deal offering,
  • The Independent Order of Foresters in its subordinated debentures offering,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA Columbia University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Senior Securities Legal Advisory Group of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Former Member, Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Article New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field … But Will Bidders Still Play? Timely Disclosure
Article Ontario Court of Appeal Loosens Restrictions on Securities Class Actions Timely Disclosure

Speaking Engagements

Activist Strategies for Effective Board Change IBD Conference location location New York, USA
Changes to Canadian Take-Over Bid Regime IBD Conference location location New York, USA
Building a Better MD&A – Reassess and Improve Your MD&A Disclosure Infonex location location Toronto


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