David Judson

PartnerMinden Gross LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Corporate and Private M&A

David Judson is a partner at Minden Gross. He has over 20 years of experience practising securities and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on cross-border financings and mergers and acquisitions. David has broad experience across a number of industry sectors including mining, oil and gas, industrial products, financial institutions, asset management, real estate, industrial products, apparel, technology (including cleantech) and pharmaceuticals. David has been recognized as a leading capital markets practitioner in Canada by Global Law Experts.

David Judson is a partner at Minden Gross. He has over 20 years of experience practising securities and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on cross-border financings and mergers and acquisitions.

David has acted as lead corporate counsel on a number of high-profile and innovative corporate finance transactions. In addition, he assists a number of private company clients with their acquisition programs and day-to-day corporate matters impacting their businesses. David has broad experience across a number of industry sectors including mining, oil and gas, industrial products, financial institutions, asset management, real estate, industrial products, apparel, technology (including cleantech) and pharmaceuticals.

David has been recognized as a leading capital markets practitioner in Canada by Global Law Experts and is rated BV by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also lectured in Advanced Securities Law at the law schools at the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University and the University of Windsor.

David is a member of both the Ontario and New York bars. He spent 2 years practising in New York City as well as a year practising with the Ontario Securities Commission

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B, 1988
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 1984

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1990

Experience

  • Acted as counsel to the financial advisor to Fibrek Inc. in connection with a hostile takeover bid by AbitibiBowater Inc. and subsequent offer by Mercer
  • Acted as counsel to the financial advisor to RuggedCom Inc. in connection with the hostile takeover bid by Belden Inc. and subsequent white knight offer by Siemens
  • Acted as counsel to the agent in connection with a private placement by Cayden Resources Inc., a TSXV listed Mexican and Nevada gold and silver exploration company, of shares and warrants
  • Acted as counsel to NCP Northland Capital Partners in connection with various private placements for emerging technology companies
  • Acted as counsel to the Canadian placement agents in connection with various shelf prospectus offerings of common shares and warrants by Titan Medical Inc.
  • Acted as counsel to the financial advisor to Western Financial Group in connection with its acquisition by Desjardins Financial Group
  • Acted as counsel to a gold exploration company with Colombian assets in connection with its initial public offering and related matters
  • Acted as counsel to the financial advisor to DundeeWealth in connection with its acquisition by the Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Acted as counsel to Applied Industrial Technologies Inc., an NYSE listed industrial issuer, in connection with various private M&A transactions and related financings and reorganizations in Canada
  • Acted as counsel to the financial advisor to Sceptre Investment Counsel Inc. in connection with its business combination with Fiera Capital Inc.

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Awards & Honours

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Corporate Mid-Market , 2014
  • Global Law Experts, as a leading capital markets practitioner in Canada
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Rating