William A. Edwards

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Address: 3400 One First Canadian Place PO Box 130, Stn. 1st Can. Pl. Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A4
Lawyer Firm: Bennett Jones LLP
Phone: 416-777-4896
Fax: 416-863-1716
Email: edwardsw@bennettjones.com
Website: bennettjones.com

First Year of Call
Ontario, 2014

Areas of Practice
Commercial Transactions

Will Edwards delivers practical and timely advice on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters, with a focus on domestic and cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions, as well as guidance on a variety of corporate governance and commercial matters.

Will acts for clients in a wide range of industries, including mining, entertainment, technology, FinTech, infrastructure, healthcare, financial services, real estate, retail and other industries.

Additionally, Will frequently advises public and private companies and investment dealers in connection with mergers and acquisitions (such as takeover bids, plans of arrangement, asset and share purchase/sale transactions, reverse take-overs and other business combinations), corporate finance transactions (such as initial public offerings, follow-on treasury and secondary public offerings, rights offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities), corporate reorganizations and stock exchange listings. He has assisted mining and royalty/streaming companies with the structuring and negotiation of joint ventures, option and earn-in agreements, offtake agreements, and royalty and streaming transactions. In addition, Will provides counsel to public companies on regulatory and compliance issues, such as continuous disclosure, securities regulatory, stock exchange and governance obligations (including compliance with National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators in respect of mineral project disclosure).

In 2018, Will completed a secondment as legal counsel in the M&A advisory and capital markets division of an international investment bank.

Will has also completed The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law through Osgoode Professional Development and advises entertainment clients on a wide variety of matters.

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