M. Sandra Appel: Lawyer with Davis LLP

M. Sandra Appel

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate / Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Corporate Structuring
  • International Business Transactions
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • Franchise
  • Licensing & Distribution Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.365.3524
Fax: 416.777.7406
University University of Toronto, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1974; Osgoode Hall, York University, LL.M., 1984
Admitted1976, Ontario

Sandra Appel has over three decades of experience advising on corporate and commercial matters including corporate governance and shareholder relations, secured financings, restructuring of businesses and distribution and franchising arrangements in a wide variety of industries including electronics, hospitality, automotive, building materials, photographic supplies and machine tools and tooling.

Sandra has focussed on providing general counsel services to many significant Canadian companies and Canadian subsidiaries of international companies based principally in the United States and Japan.

In the past decade, she has developed significant expertise in advising foreign companies on the acquisition or establishment of Canadian businesses. In this regard, she provides strategic advice in structuring the transaction and directing dealings with Canadian federal and provincial authorities, working closely with representatives of the foreign companies including their in-house counsel, outside counsel and banking and financial advisors.

Sandra managed the Toronto office of Davis LLP for four years and in this capacity participated on a number of firm committees and assisted in the growth of this office.

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Notable Matters
Harman International Industries, Inc. acquires...
November 30, 2004
Represented Harman International Industries, Inc., a large U.S.-based international, publicly-traded
Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to establish...
Acting for Japanese suppliers coming to Canada to establish businesses here to support the Toyota facilities
Acquisition by a US-based company of two Canadian...
Directed the acquisition by a U.S.-based company of two Canadian companies involved in the document
National franchisor establishment of separate...
Advising a national franchisor regarding the establishment of separate entities to manage advertising
Mexican-based steel fabricator and distributor...
Acting for a Mexican-based steel fabricator and distributor in establishing a Canadian subsidiary to
Canadian aspects of share transactions
Assisting US counsel on the Canadian aspects of share transactions, wherein Canadian subsidiaries were

Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?
May 7, 2014
Bitcoin is constantly in the news. Whether you believe it is the currency...
Restrictive Covenants: In Sale Transactions vs. Employment...
October 9, 2013
IntroductionThe Supreme Court of Canada succinctly has answered...
Remotely Terminating Equipment Use as Enforcement Remedy Against...
April 15, 2013
In recent years, manufacturers and lessors of heavy industrial equipment...
Perfecting a Security Interest in Cash Collateral by Control...
May 7, 2012
IntroductionIn February 2012, the Ontario Bar Association, Personal...
The Effect of An Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims...
March 15, 2012
This article examines the question of whether an unsecured creditor take...
The Effect of an Assignment of Security on Unsecured Claims
February 14, 2012
Eagle Eye Investments Inc. v. CPC Networks Corp.When One Plus...

In the Media
Davis LLP Advises Harman Canada Co. in US$138 Million...
November 30, 2004
Harman Canada Co., a subsidiary of Harman International Industries,...

Commercial Agreements Bootcamp: Building Essential Negotiating...
November 26, 2014
Davis LLP partner Sandra Appel participated at the Ontario Bar Association's Commercial Agreements Bootcamp on November
Touchstones for Change 21 Years Later: Are We There Yet?
August 16, 2014
On August 16, 2014, Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chaired and facilitated the panel session Touchstones for Change
Practice Management and the Female Lawyer
February 25, 2014
Davis LLP's Sandra Appel chairs the Commons Institute's 2014 Practice Management and the Female Lawyer program
Women in Law Conference
November 21, 2008
Speaker at Second Annual Women in Law Conference, FCI-CWI (Career Women Interaction), Toronto, November, 2008
Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference
November 5, 2008
Speaker at Davis LLP Japan Practice Group Conference: M&A Opportunities in Canada, November, 2008.
Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program
May 30, 2008
Speaker at an Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program on Distribution Law, 2003.


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Can You Take a Security Interest in Bitcoin?
M. Sandra Appel, May 12, 2014
Bitcoin is constantly in the news. Whether you believe it is the currency of the future or just a fad, a great investment or just an easy and cheap way to effect transactions, what is not yet clear is whether bitcoin will be a financing tool and if so, whether a security interest can be taken in...

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M. Sandra Appel

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2

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