Michael Kilby

Michael Kilby Partner

Representative Work
  • Hasbro, Inc. in its all-cash C$5.3B acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Entertainment One Ltd.
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in its C$4.35B acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system.
  • Marriott International, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its US$13B acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc. in its C$3.2B acquisition of RONA Inc.
  • CNOOC Ltd. in its C$19.5B acquisition of Nexen Inc.
  • PotashCorp in its defence of BHP Billiton's US$38.6B unsolicited take-over bid, with the bid being subsequently withdrawn after the key decision of Investment Canada to reject the proposal.
  • GFL Environmental, the 4th largest waste company in North America, in respect of numerous matters.
  • Saputo, Canada’s largest dairy processor, in respect of numerous matters.
  • Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printer, in respect of numerous matters.
  • The Cheung Kong Group in respect of numerous Canadian transactions.
  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in its C$465M sale of Allstream to Zayo Group Holdings Inc., a target company whose sale had previously been blocked on national security grounds.
  • Wrangler Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Rubicon Technology Partners, in its sale of Aucerna to Thoma Bravo, which was then subject to a rare post-closing merger challenge at the Competition Tribunal.