Ian Li  


Executive Summary

Ian Li is an associate in the Corporate Commercial Group of BLG’s Toronto office. Ian provides advice to clients on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment law.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Ian was a summer and articling student in BLG’s Toronto office. While articling, Ian was seconded to the Bank of Montreal.

Representative Work

  • Acted for HollyFrontier Corporation in respect of its C $1.125 billion acquisition of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. from Suncor Energy.
  • Acted for Bedrock Industries LP in respect of its acquisition of U.S. Steel Canada (Stelco).
  • Acted for Retirement Concepts Senior Services Ltd. in respect of its sale of retirement properties to Anbang Insurance Group.
  • Acted for VCA, Inc. in respect of its proposed US $9.1 billion acquisition by Mars, Incorporated.
  • Acted for Sumitomo Corporation in respect of its €751m acquisition of Fyffes plc.
  • Acted for Stone Canyon Industries LLC in respect of its US $2.2 billion acquisition of BWAY Corp.
  • Cartel Defence/Competition Class Actions: LIBOR, foreign exchange, automotive components, bearings, optical disk drives, and cathode ray tubes cases.

Presentations & Publications