Jon Levin

PartnerFaskenCorporate and Private M&A

Jon Levin is a Partner at Fasken. Jon is listed in Chambers Global - The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/M&A, Banking and Finance and Insolvency/Corporate Recovery and is frequently named a leading expert in Canadian banking and insolvency law. He is highly regarded by the International Financial Law Review for his "understanding of the client's business" and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers branded him a leading expert in Canadian banking law and insolvency law. Jon is also named as one of Canada's most creative lawyers by National Post and Lexpert magazine due to his ability to bring new perspective to both legal and business-related situations.

Jon Levin is a Partner at Fasken. Jon is listed in Chambers Global - The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/M&A, Banking and Finance and Insolvency/Corporate Recovery and is frequently named a leading expert in Canadian banking and insolvency law. He is highly regarded by the International Financial Law Review for his "understanding of the client's business" and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers branded him a leading expert in Canadian banking law and insolvency law. Jon is also named as one of Canada's most creative lawyers by National Post and Lexpert magazine due to his ability to bring new perspective to both legal and business-related situations. As an advocate of exemplary client service, Jon has a reputation for working tirelessly to provide top-level advice. He has been lead counsel in a number of extremely high profile takeovers and restructuring transactions. In the corporate governance area, Jon regularly advises special committees and provides strategic guidance regarding board procedures and the implementation of governance polices in response to new legislation and developments.

Jon has been repeatedly named as one of Canada's top 30 dealmakers and is the recipient of extensive professional recognition and awards. He is listed among Canada's distinguished corporate governance and M&A lawyers in Who's Who Legal and is internationally recognized as a prominent practitioner in the areas of M&A, banking and finance and insolvency.

Board experience includes serving as a director of a number of public and private companies as well as serving as an advisory panel member to a number of equity investment funds. Jon is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Jon has been retained by numerous financial institutions as an expert witness in relation to certain legal and banking practices. He is a regular panelist and lecturer before various continuing legal education programs sponsored by: the Law Society of Ontario; the Canadian Bar Association; Federated Press; Insight Professional Conferences; and the Canadian Institute.

The media turn to Jon when they need thoughtful insight. He has been quoted in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Business News Network, Lexpert Magazine, Law Times and Canada.com

Education

  • University of Toronto (LL.B.), 1973
  • University of Toronto (B.A.), 1970

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1975

Associations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario Subcommittee on Legal Opinions (1991 to date) , 2013
  • Member, Corporate Opinions Committee (1987 to date), 2013
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association Advisory Committee re the Ontario Business Corporations Act (1978 to date) and ad hoc member of the Canadian Bar Association committee advising regarding implementation of enhanced corporate governance legislation in Canada

Awards & Honours

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010, 2011 for Banking & Financial Institutions, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Private Equity, and Project Finance, 2011
  • Practical Law Company's Cross-Border Private Equity Handbook 2010/2011 as a recommended practitioner , 2011
  • Who's Who Legal 2010 for banking, insolvency & restructuring, corporate governance and capital markets chapters , 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Canada as one of the leading Canadian practitioners for Banking Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, and Securities
  • National Post and Lexpert Magazine as one of the 30 leading dealmakers in Canada and as one of the 100 most creative lawyers in Canada
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading lawyers
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Corporate Commercial, Banking, and Asset Securitization
  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers as a leading expert in Canadian banking law and mergers and acquisitions
  • International Financial Law Review as one of Canada's leading project finance lawyers "recommended for understanding of the client's business"
  • Who's Who Legal as a leading expert in Canadian banking law, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency Lawyers as a leading expert in Canadian insolvency law
  • Chambers Global as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the areas of Corporate/M & A, Banking and Finance and Insolvency/Corporate Recovery
  • Global Counsel 3000 as one of the leading or highly recommended Canadian specialists in the area of Company and Corporate Transactions, Finance, M & A and Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Dedicated Service Award, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating