Graham Erion

Associate
Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416.369.5287

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Energy
  • India
  • 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
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Graham Erion is an associate in the Toronto office of Davis LLP with a practice focused on corporate/commercial matters and regulatory compliance.

Graham is experienced in a broad range of mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions including public offerings and private placements raising over $2.5 billion in debt and equity for his clients. He also regularly assists for-profit and not-for-profit clients on corporate governance.

Graham has specialized knowledge of Canada’s anti-corruption laws and international corporate social responsibility initiatives. He has conducted risk assessments, drafted compliance policies and trained employees to help numerous clients manage liabilities in foreign operations.

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

Graham is a regular contributor to legal publications and the firm's Charities & Not for Profit law blog. He also authored Practical Law's Establishing a Business in Canada Guide, part of the Establishing a Business in... Multi-jurisdictional Guide.

Notable Matters
Appvion Limited Closes US$60 Million Receivables...
June 2, 2014
Acted for Appvion Limited on its US$60 Million receivables securitization.
Sprott Resource Lending Partnership Closes $140...
April 28, 2014
Acted for Sprott Resource Lending Partnership in a non-revolving secured $140 million credit facility

In the Media
International Risk Management Bulletin by Graham...
November 14, 2014
Shortly after the Canadian government introduced its long-awaited...
Graham Erion Explains Implications of Hewlett-Packard...
October 24, 2014
Multinational companies who supply products and services to...
Wolters Kluwer CCH Reprints Graham Erion's Article...
September 15, 2014
Canada’s move towards mandatory reporting of resource...
Graham Erion Discusses the Future of Renewable Energy...
September 2, 2014
Davis LLP's Graham Erion co-authored the article Green...
Canadian Companies Can Draw Anti-Bribery Lessons...
August 1, 2014
On July 28, 2014, American gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson...
Graham Erion Shares View on Incoming Revenue Transparency...
July 28, 2014
Davis LLP's Graham Erion has published an article in the...

Blogs
Fundraising Compliance Tips for Registered Charities
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
May 7, 2014
Fundraising is one of the most heavily scrutinized acts...
CNCA Transition Deadline Fast Approaching!
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
March 11, 2014
All not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) incorporated under...
The Ontario Not-for-Profit Act Remains in a Holding Pattern...
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
March 11, 2014
In 2010, Ontario attempted to modernize the governance of...
Fundraising Compliance Tips for Registered Charities
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
May 7, 2014
Fundraising is one of the most heavily scrutinized acts for charities by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and charities can lose their registration if they fail to comply with acceptable fundraising...
CNCA Transition Deadline Fast Approaching!
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
March 11, 2014
All not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) incorporated under the now-repealed Part II of the Canada Corporations Act must apply to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the “CNCA”...
The Ontario Not-for-Profit Act Remains in a Holding Pattern
Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog
March 11, 2014
In 2010, Ontario attempted to modernize the governance of not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) incorporated in Ontario when it passed the Not-for-profit Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “ONCA”)...

 
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Canada Introduces Payment Reporting Legislation: What Mining and Oil & Gas Companies Need to Know
Graham Erion,John Munnis, November 17, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of public payments made by mining and oil & gas companies for the commercial development of oil, gas and minerals. The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the “Act”)...

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...

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TorontoON M5X 1E2
 

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