Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson

Partner

Anthony is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate and Commercial groups. Having spent several years practicing as a corporate attorney at tier-one law firms in Canada and the United States he has extensive experience in representing private companies, individuals, private equity funds and reporting issuers in the context of mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, capital markets transactions and ongoing disclosure obligations. His clients range from starts-ups to mature businesses and operate within a wide range of industries. As former General Counsel to two global professional hair care companies Anthony has particular industry expertise in the branded consumer products space, more specifically in the cosmetics industry.

Anthony regularly advises his clients with respect to ongoing general commercial matters, corporate governance, trademarks and anti-counterfeiting, employment law and regulatory compliance relating to the North American cosmetics industry. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of general commercial agreements including those relating to the supply of goods and services, the distribution of branded goods, the licensing of intellectual property, website development and global marketing and influencer campaigns. In his former capacity as a General Counsel he directed multiple complex, multi-jurisdictional litigations in Canada, the United States, Latin America and Brazil involving matters as diverse as trademark infringement actions, partnership disputes, wrongful termination and harassment suits, alleged California Prop 65 violations and patent troll claims. Having extensive professional experience in both corporate/commercial law as well as litigation, Anthony has an uncommon yet valuable insight into the dynamic interplay between day-to-day commercial legal matters and the contentious proceedings to which they sometimes give rise.

Representative Work

NYSE listed Air Products & Chemicals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Xebec Absorption, Inc.’s absorption technology.

General Cable Corporation in connection with its purchase of Alcan Cable from Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.

Canmarc REIT in connection with its CAD $900 million takeover via an unsolicited bid by Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust.

PCP LP in connection with the sale of its Independent Medical Assessment division.

The Initial Purchasers for Quadra FNX’s 2011 offering of senior notes for gross proceeds of USD $500 million.

An agency syndicate in the offering by the McGill University Health Centre of senior unsecured debentures.

TSX listed Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in connection with its bought deal financing by way of short form prospectus.

TSX listed Production Enhancement Group in connection with its CAD $70 million acquisition by Quest Energy.

Livingston Energy Ltd. in connection with its triangular amalgamation with Temple Energy Inc.

TSXV listed Grand Banks Energy in connection with its CAD $112 million acquisition by Fairbourne Energy Ltd.

NASDAQ listed, NovAtel Inc. in its acquisition by Hexagon AB by way of a CAD $447 million takeover bid.

Eaton Corporation in its acquisition of the switchgear business of Babco Electric Group by way of asset purchase.

McJunkin Corporation in connection with its merger of equals with Red Man Pipe and Supply Company.

Managed and settled the litigation effort of Moroccanoil Inc. against Avon Products, Inc., involving a TTAB proceeding, a Canadian expungement action and a trademark infringement action in the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York.

Managed and settled the litigation effort of Moroccanoil Inc. against Marc Anthony Cosmetics, Inc., involving simultaneous trademark and trade dress infringement actions in both the Federal Court of the Central District of California and in the Federal Court of Canada.

Managed the litigation effort of Moroccanoil Inc. against Groupon Inc. in the Federal Court of the Central District of California involving the alleged sale by Groupon of counterfeit Moroccanoil goods.

Managed and settled the favorable litigation effort of Moroccanoil Inc. against Zotos International, Inc. in the Federal Court of the Central District of California involving simultaneous trademark and trade dress infringement actions in the Federal Court of the Central District of California, ultimately leading to the issuance of a preliminary injunction.

Managed the successful litigation defence in California Superior Court (Los Angeles County) involving a claim of an alleged undeclared general partnership between a corporate sole shareholder and one of his former business associates.

Areas of Expertise

M&A

Corporate and Commercial

Corporate Governance

Securities and Capital Markets

Personal Care Products

Education

Massachusetts Bar (2001)

Quebec Bar (2006)

McGill University, MBA (2005)

University of Toronto, JD (1999)

McGill University, BA in European History (1996)

Year of Call

2001