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Bennett Jones adds Toronto partner

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 12:47 PM | By John Chunn


Bennett Jones announced that Gordon McKenna has joined the firm as a partner in the Toronto office. His practice focuses on a wide range of capital markets and business law matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate governance.

According to the firm’s press release, McKenna acts for issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private debt and equity financings, including domestic and cross-border transactions; offerors and targets on negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, as well as purchasers and vendors in connection with asset and share purchase transactions; and a wide range of market participants, including issuers, underwriters, dealers and other financial institutions, on Canadian securities regulatory and compliance issues.

McKennna was previously a partner at another national law firm where he advised clients in a variety of capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters, including public financings, M&A, private placements and corporate governance and compliance matters.

Prior to earning his M.B.A. and his LL.B., McKenna was an engineer at Honda Canada’s auto plant in Alliston, Ont.