Graham Erion

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Energy
  • Charities & Not-for-Profit
  • Climate Change
  • International Risk Management
University University of Victoria, B.A., Honours, with distinction, 2002; York University, Masters of Environmental Studies, 2007
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2007; Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 2011
Admitted2008, Ontario; 2012, New York

Graham Erion is an associate in the Toronto office of Davis LLP with a practice focused on corporate/commercial as well as securities and corporate finance.

Graham is experienced in a broad range of corporate finance transactions including large primary and secondary offerings and private placements raising over $2.5 billion in debt and equity for his clients. He also has a strong background in commercial matters and assists clients with shareholder relations, corporate governance, and regulatory advice.

Graham has specialized knowledge of Canada's anti-corruption laws and international corporate social responsibility initiatives and regularly assists clients in drafting compliance policies and conducting due diligence to manage and minimize liabilities in foreign operations.

Graham has experience in the mining, renewable energy and climate change sectors. Before joining Davis, Graham practised at two major Toronto law firms and was lead corporate counsel to a class action of plaintiffs in the enforcement of a landmark multi-billion dollar judgment.


Member, Law Society of Upper Canada

Legal Advisor, Islands First

Executive Committee Member, Climate Change Lawyers Network


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Lessons from GlaxoSmithKline’s Record $492 Million Bribery Fine in China
Graham Erion,Weiguo (William) He,Matthew A. Kersten, September 25, 2014
On September 19, 2014, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced that its Chinese subsidiary had been found guilty of bribing health officials in the country and was forced to swallow a 3 billion yuan ($492 million CDN) penalty, the largest corporate fine in China’s history....

Canada Delays Mandatory Disclosure of Resource Payments to First Nations for Two Years: Delay and Provincial Support for Scheme Clears Way for Legislation this Fall
Graham Erion, September 4, 2014
Canada’s move towards mandatory reporting of resource payments by mining and oil & gas companies to host governments got a big push recently at a meeting of provincial and territorial resource ministers. First, all provinces and territories endorsed the federal government’s plan to...

SEC Pulls the Trigger on Smith & Wesson: Anti-Bribery Lessons for Canadian Companies
Graham Erion, August 1, 2014
Well-known American gun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (“Smith & Wesson”), became the latest high-profile target of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) on July 28, 2014 when the...

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Graham Erion

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2

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