David Randell


vast experience for targeted results.

With experience as an in-house counsel to one of Canada's most recognized privately owned enterprises, as well as being a former partner at a top-tier national law firm based in Toronto, David can draw on his varied experiences to provide clients with innovative yet practical solutions.

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David has extensive experience across various industries including insurance, mining, media, energy, manufacturing and technology. He has acted as lead advisor for a number of noteworthy Canadian and international clients in a number of areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Acquisition and disposition of both public and private entities.
  • Corporate Finance: Short form public offerings and private placements for both issuers and underwriters including medium term notes, senior and subordinated debt, common and preferred shares and innovative capital structures for financial institutions. David has successfully completed more than 50 corporate finance transactions for private and public entities in a wide range of industries.
  • Corporate Governance: Advised and represented clients listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange on corporate governance and continuous disclosure matters. He has prepared internal disclosure policies, proxy circulars, AIFs, annual reports and other disclosure documentation.
  • Other: Regularly provided advice and negotiated complex commercial agreements in a variety of different industries including real estate, transportation and logistics, consumer products and construction and equipment.

Areas of practice:

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Commercial
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Corporate Governance


Ontario, 2005
Nova Scotia, 2017


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Ivey Business School at Western Ontario, J.D. Irving Leadership Foundations Program, 2014
Ivey Business School at Western Ontario, J.D. Irving Leadership Strategic Communications Program
University of Toronto, JD, 2003
Mount Allison University, BA, 2000


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Governor, The Saint John Jeux Canada Games Foundation, Inc., 2015 - 2017
  • Director, Touchstone Academy, 2016 - 2017
  • Mentor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Membership Mentor Program, 2009 - 2014



Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3309
F 902.420.1417

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