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Edward J Waitzer

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Edward Waitzer is a senior partner, Head of the Corporate Governance Group and served as Chair of the firm from 1999 to 2006. He is acclaimed for his wide-ranging corporate/M&A practice that focuses on complex business transactions including acquisitions and restructurings.

Ed is the first call for prominent Canadian businesses before making critical decisions and is widely recognized for his work in fostering business connections between the Canadian and Chilean markets. He continues to add to his seasoned practice by regularly advising clients with respect of international matters, including those relating to various public policies and governance.

Ed has served as a director of numerous corporations and community organizations, and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of legal and public policy issues. He also lends his expertise as a contributing editor on the advisory boards of various publications. Ed was Chair of the Strategy Working Party, which restructured the International Accounting Standards Board. Ed is a professor and holds the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University and is a Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law.