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Steven London

Partner

(he/him)

Steven has a broad business and securities law practice that spans mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, private equity and venture capital, securities regulation, and general business law. His clients range from international enterprises to start-ups.

Steven has acted on behalf of clients on significant M&A transactions, establishment of a wide range of public and private investment funds, complex corporate restructurings, securities regulatory matters, private placements, IPOs including Capital Pool Companies, and a wide variety of corporate finance transactions.

In addition to his experience in private practice, Steven has ten years of senior executive experience from the financial services industry where he served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Education

  • MBA, Ivey Business School, Western University, 2009
  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1996
  • B.A. (Hons), First Class Honours (Political Studies), University of Manitoba, 1992
  • Canadian Securities Institute (Canadian Securities Course; Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Qualifying Exam; Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Exam)
  • $1.67 billion M&A transaction; led commercial team
  • Canadian counsel to Europe-based consolidator (multiple M&A)
  • Creation of commercial real estate investment funds
  • Creation of private equity funds and subsequent acquisitions
  • Creation of venture capital funds and subsequent investments
  • Creation of investment funds for portfolio managers and IFMs
  • Capital Pool Companies and Qualifying Transactions
  • Private Placement offerings (counsel to issuers and agents)
  • Establishment of agri-business funds and unit offerings
  • Start-Ups and exits
  • Securities regulatory audits
  • Acting as monitor of public company (governance)
  • Establishment and maintenance of public mutual funds
  • Contributing Editor, Hepburn on Limited Partnerships (2021, 2022)
  • Editor in Chief, Securities Source Newsletter (Thomson Reuters)
  • Presenter, Toronto Compliance Forum, Portfolio Management Association of Canada, Toronto Board of Trade
  • Presenter, “Corporate Structures”, Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Presenter, “Meeting Registration Compliance Requirements of NI 31-103”, The Canadian Institute: Securities
    Law and Practice
  • Presenter, “Portfolio Manager Marketing Sweep Update”, Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Board Member, and Chair of Governance Committee – B’nai Brith Jewish Community Camp