Paul A. D. Mingay  


Executive Summary

Paul Mingay is the National Leader of the Public M&A Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and former national leader of the Securities and Capital Markets Group. A partner in the Toronto office, he focuses on corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. His practices encompasses:

  • Advising clients in connection with securities law matters as well as general corporate and commercial law, including contracts, and corporate governance.
  • Advising both underwriters and issuers in various types of financings by public offering and private placement, including offerings under the multijurisdictional disclosure system, and other cross-border financings.
  • Advising buyers, sellers and boards of directors in relation to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising on joint ventures and structuring of investments, including cross-border structures, limited partnerships, trusts and other investment vehicles.

Paul has particular industry experience in REITs and other income trusts, mining and infrastructure, healthcare (including pharma and biotech), and in acting for private equity investors.

Representative Work

Corporate Finance Transactions

  • Acted for Northland Power in its $225 million bought deal offering of common shares and convertible debentures which were issued to help finance Northland's investment in a 600 Megawatt wind project off the coast of the Netherlands.
  • Acted for Loblaw Companies Limited in its $1.65 billion offering of senior unsecured notes, as well as other equity and debt offerings of Loblaws securities.
  • Acted for the agents in a $500-million offering of debentures by Cameco Corporation, consisting of $400 million of 10-year notes and $100 million of 30-year notes, as well as in connection with numerous other offerings of common shares and debt securities by Cameco.
  • Acted for the underwriters in connection with the $282-million IPO of Centerra Gold Corp. by way of secondary offering from Cameco Corporation, and the subsequent $908- million secondary offering by Cameco of the remainder of its Centerra interest.
  • Acted for the underwriters in a $339-million offering by Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT of debentures convertible into REIT units, as well as in connection with numerous other offerings of REIT units and other securities by Chartwell.
  • Acted for George Weston Limited in its $1.5-billion shelf prospectus for debt securities and preferred shares and various offerings of medium term notes thereunder, as well as other offerings of Weston debt and preferred shares.
  • Acted for Kellogg Canada Inc. in connection with a $300-million offering of Senior Notes by way of private placement through a syndicate of agents.

Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions

  • Acted for Health Care REIT (now Welltower) in its $1-billion acquisition of HealthLease Properties REIT.
  • Advised Ridley Inc. in its acquisition by way of plan of arrangement by Alltech, Inc.
  • Advised JLL Partners, Inc. in its acquisition of the minority interest in Patheon Inc.
  • Acted for Ontario Pension Board in its disposition of One Queen Street East to CPPIB.
  • Advised Global Copper in its acquisition by Teck Cominco.
  • Canadian counsel to Covidien plc in connection with the worldwide spin-off of its pharmaceutical business under the name Mallinckrodt.
  • Advised ING Real Estate Community Living Group in the sale of its interest in a portfolio of retirement homes to Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT.
  • Advised Modular Space Corporation in its acquisition of the modular space business of GE Capital.
  • Advised GT Canada Medical Properties REIT and its Board of Directors in connection with its acquisition by NorthWest Value Partners Inc. by way of takeover bid.
  • Advised Infor Global Solutions in its acquisition of Workbrain by way of plan of arrangement.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 and 2017 editions of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (M&A).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2009) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities).
  • Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in the 2017 and 2016 Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.
  • Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2018 and 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity) and the 2018, 2016 and prior editions (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities).
  • Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2016 and prior editions of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2015 editions of the Legal 500 Canada (Corporate and M&A).
  • Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2016/17 and prior editions of Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in Canadian Who's Who, University of Toronto Press.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated.