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John Vettese - Board Member


About John

Mr. Vettese is a leading corporate finance and M&A lawyer practising in the Securities Group at Cassels Brock. He has acted as lead counsel for a number of public clients and investment dealers involved in complex and innovative securities matters. Mr. Vettese’s practice is focused in the mining, income trusts, technology and diversified industries sectors, and he has acted as lead counsel on several M&A transactions.

Mr. Vettese has extensive experience advising emerging and mid-market companies navigating their way through the public markets. His strong understanding of the commercial objectives of a transaction, together with his practical approach, are frequently relied upon by companies that require more than just legal advice when facing such critical decisions as structuring a going-public transaction, choosing and structuring a business relationship with an underwriter, constructing a management team and board of directors and developing an overall approach to matters of executive compensation and corporate governance.

Mr. Vettese is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.


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