Jeff Barnes is a partner located in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Jeff's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate finance, mining, project finance, corporate governance and securities law, with an emphasis on both advising on legal matters, managing the execution of complex legal projects to maximize value and meet objectives, including deadlines, and acting, when requested, as an experienced senior adviser. He has built his career acting for many of North America's major investment banks and multinational corporations, working on transactions across North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia in cooperation with local law firms.
Jeff has periodically served on the board of directors of public companies which are clients.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Recognized in the 2014 edition (and since 2011) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Corporate Governance).
•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law).
•Recognized in the 2014 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A) and the Lexpert Special Edition on the Leading Corporate Lawyers.
•Recognized in the 2014 edition of the Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Law).
•Recognized in the 2014 edition of the Lexpert Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities).
•Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2013 Lexpert Special Edition on Global Mining.
•Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2014 Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure.
•Recognized in the 2014 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions) and The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
•Recognized in the 2012 edition of the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
Publications & Presentations
•Frequent lecturer in continuing education programs across Canada and the United States on securities, governance, crisis management, ethics and law firm management.
•Speaker, More than Six feet Under, Panel presentation to the Section of International Law, American Bar Association (ABA), October 2012.
•Speaker, M&A Skills Course: Doing the Cross-Border Deal, September 2012.
•Speaker, Anatomy of an M&A Deal: Due Diligence, ABA teleconference, September 2012.
•Speaker, Venture Capital Financing April 2012.
•Speaker, Board and CEO Assessment - Risk Management, April 2012.
•Speaker, Professionalism and Practice Management, Law Society of Upper Canada, April 2012.
•Speaker, Regulatory Responses in the Securities World post Global Financial Crisis, International Bar Association, Dubai, November 2011.