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Desmond is one of Canada’s most well-regarded lawyers for capital markets work, with a particular focus on IPOs and other equity financing transactions. He is known for his leadership, very deep knowledge of the space and proactive and commercial approach. As the Toronto-based co-head of Osler’s national capital markets practice, Desmond is responsible for the origination and execution of equity and debt financing transactions. He has led numerous IPOs, new issues, secondary offerings and private placements for issuers primarily in the diversified, financial services, healthcare, mining, power and utilities and real estate industries.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association; Law Society of Ontario

Personal

McGill University, LL.B. (1996); Queen’s University, B.Sc. (Hons.) (1993)

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity - Canada
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Desmond Lee maintains a strong reputation for representing market-leading underwriters in significant public offerings. Based out of Toronto, he has further experience working with REITs. 
"He is probably the top capital markets lawyer on the street in Canada." "He's done a very good job of getting a lot of underwriter-side mandates on IPOs."

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