Since 1998, Wayne has headed the firm's securities practice. He is experienced in advising private and public corporations on various financing and regulatory matters, including initial public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and stock exchange listing applications. Wayne has acted for investment dealers and investment advisors in a broad range of financing transactions. He has also represented investment and mutual funds with regard to regulatory registrations and qualification for distribution across Canada. His corporate law experience also includes matters relating to share purchase and sale agreements, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts.

Wayne has recently acted on:

  • financings for resource, high-tech and industrial companies in Canada
  • cross border initial public offerings
  • registrations for investment fund clients, counsellors and dealers

He has presented at client and professional seminars and authored several papers on corporate governance issues.

Wayne Egan practises securities and corporate law, and advises clients involved in raising money, considering and implementing going public transactions and meeting obligations existing in the public markets.

Since 1998, Wayne has headed the firm's securities practice. He is experienced in advising private and public corporations on various financing and regulatory matters, including initial public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and stock exchange listing applications. Wayne has acted for investment dealers and investment advisors in a broad range of financing transactions. He has also represented investment and mutual funds with regard to regulatory registrations and qualification for distribution across Canada. His corporate law experience also includes matters relating to share purchase and sale agreements, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts.

Wayne has recently acted on:

  • financings for resource, high-tech and industrial companies in Canada
  • cross border initial public offerings
  • registrations for investment fund clients, counsellors and dealers

He has presented at client and professional seminars and authored several papers on corporate governance issues.

Significant Transactions

Acted for Honeywell (NYSE:HON) in the acquisition by plan of arrangement of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers. February 2016.

Acted for Soltoro Ltd. (TSX Venture: SOL) in connection with its successful disposition by plan of arrangement to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited pursuant to which Agnico Eagle acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Soltoro for total consideration of approximately C$32 million.

Initial public offering of Canadian Solar Inc., a Canadian solar power company operating in China and listed on the NASDAQ (NASD: CSIQ) in a US $122 million financing.

Acted for Exall Resources Limited (TSX: EXL) in its merger with Southern Star Resources Inc. (TSX: SSR) to form the $800 million gold exploration company Gold Eagles Resources Limited (TSX: GEA).

Acted for Acuity Funds Ltd. and its group of Acuity mutual funds, closed-end funds listed on the TSX and pooled funds, a mutual fund group that represents over $8 billion in assets under administration.

Acted as counsel for a TSX listed company in connection with a dissident shareholder action and contested shareholder meeting.

Acts for a variety of listed companies in Canada (TSX and TSX Venture) that have raised in excess of $750 million in initial and secondary financing over the past 2 years.

Publications

"Client Newsletter - Fall 2014", WeirFoulds LLP Client Newsletter, September 2014 (with Bronwyn Roe, Ralph Kroman, Bradley McLellan, and Ryan Morris)

"OSC Finds Mining Disclosure Misses the Mark", WeirFoulds Client Update, July 2013 (with Steven Rukavina and Michael Gunsolus*)

"2013 Ontario Budget: Capital Markets Essentials", WeirFoulds Client Update, May 2013 (with Steven Rukavina)

"2013 Federal Budget - Essentials for the Mining Industry", WeirFoulds Client Update, May 2013 (with Maralynne Monteith and Steven Rukavina)

"Quiz: Securities, Sports and Leisure - Get in the Game", Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine, October 2010

"O'Brien's Forms - Chapter 41 - Mines and Minerals" Section

"Directors' Liability - Crucial Concerns" (co-authored with John L. Pandell) - Fifth Annual Contemporary Legal Issues Conference: New Legal Products, New Legal Problems

"Multi-National Offerings of Debt and Equity Securities" (co-author) - Young Lawyers International Association, London Congress

"Chapter 4, "Canada", International Markets and Securities Regulation, (co-author) United States, Clark Bordman

Speaking Engagements

Co-author and Presenter, "Mining 101 – Your First Joint Venture", Ontario Bar Association, Natural Resources and Energy Law, Toronto, May 19, 2010

Presenter, "Due Diligence – A Canadian Perspective", International Business Communications, Private Equity Investments in Emerging Markets, New York

Author and Presenter, "Mutual Funds - Getting Started", Ontario Bar Association, A Securities Law Primer, Toronto, April 5, 1997

Co-author, "Structuring the Transaction: Legal Considerations", The Canadian Institute, Public/Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development

Awards & Recognition

Recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Recognized in Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2013/2014 Special Edition

Professional Activities

Instructor, Corporate Law, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Corporate Directorship

James Bay Resources Limited

Partner*

Toronto
Direct 416.947.5086
Fax 416.365.1876
wegan@weirfoulds.com

* Partner through a professional corporation

Practice Areas

Securities Law

Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Called to the Bar
Ontario (1990)
Education
Queen's University
LL.B. 1988

University of Toronto
B.Comm. 1985

Awards & Recognition

Recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Recognized in Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2013/2014 Special Edition

Professional Activities
Instructor, Corporate Law, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada
Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association
Corporate Directorship
James Bay Resources Limited

Called to the Bar

Ontario (1990)

Education

Queen's University
LL.B. 1988

University of Toronto
B.Comm. 1985