Barbara R.C. Doherty

Barbara Doherty has a broad corporate/commercial practice with specialties in securities, capital markets, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She is actively involved in dispute resolution, settling, and providing support in prosecuting litigious matters. She works with both Canadian and international clients.

Barbara has acted for issuers, controlling shareholders, independent committees, and registrants. She has experience with transactions relating to corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations with securities, regulatory, competition, and Investment Canada implications.

Barbara has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions. Barb’s strength is her ability to lead a service team dedicated to helping clients plan, orchestrate, and successfully implement complex transactions within time-sensitive, regulated environments.

Barbara led the firm’s team that completed one of the first mergers and acquisitions of two mutual fund dealers regulated by the MFDA. She also led the corporate/commercial and specialty team of 25 lawyers advising on the design, build, finance, and operation of the first public-private hospital facility in Ontario. Barbara was appointed as External Counsel to the Ontario Power Authority and led the firm’s service team with a mandate to provide corporate/commercial legal services to support the development of conservation and demand management programs.

Barbara has acted on private placements and prospectus offerings for both foreign and domestic registrants and issuers including investment funds and government agencies. These offerings consist of various equity and debt instruments. She has also acted on exempt and non-exempt takeover bids for offerors, targets, controlling shareholders, and dealers.

Barbara is actively involved in advising foreign companies with their direct investment in and establishing their businesses in Canada. She advises companies from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States on their Canadian operations.

She works with clients in diverse industries including architecture and consulting, biopharma, biotech, brokerage, clean tech, construction, construction equipment/power and parts, data management and communications, digital media, eco-wastes, e-commerce, emerging technologies (AI, blockchain and smart contracts), energy and renewable energy, engineering sealants and paving maintenance, film production, financial services, food and beverage, footwear, forestry, global construction and infrastructure, government registry development, health care, hotel management, hydro-electric construction, international dealers and advisors, investment funds, logistics, marketing and advertising, mining equipment engineering, oil and gas, outsource product engineering services, pharmaceuticals, product manufacturing, private and public security training and simulation, real estate development, robotics, roof coatings, small appliance manufacturing and housewares, soil and water decontamination, solar power, specialty environmental contracting, specialty publishing, telecommunications, utilities and safety solutions and water resources.

Miller Thomson LLP:

Miller Thomson is ideally positioned to be Canada’s law firm. Our complete range of business law, advocacy and personal legal services are available in both English and French.

Our people also believe in forging strong relationships, at home and abroad. Being Canadian means being a good friend and neighbour. This outlook is how we provide unparalleled support to domestic, cross-border and international business clients everyday.

 

Wang Junfeng

Wang Junfeng is the principal founding partner of King & Wood Mallesons (China) and is currently Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee.

Mr. Wang has over 30 years of legal practice experience. His areas of practice have included securities, finance, mergers & acquisitions, international commerce, foreign investment, and international arbitration. Mr. Wang has also served on the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission, and has been appointed the legal counsel of Beijing National People’s Congress.

Mr. Wang is one of the first lawyers licensed to practice securities law in China and has advised on numerous private and major state-owned enterprises focusing on restructuring and IPO transactions as well as ground-breaking infrastructure projects. He has been widely recognized for his role in complex transactions as well as his overall expertise in corporate and commercial matters.

As the firm’s visionary leader, Mr. Wang leads the management committee in developing policies, long term strategy and oversight of the firm. He cultivates a firm culture of dedication, teamwork, public-interest advocacy, practical solutions and excellence.

Firm Overview:

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal market and challenging our clients to think differently about what a law firm can be.

Janet M. Angstadt

Janet M. Angstadt is the co-head of Katten’s Chicago Financial Services practice. She focuses her practice on broker-dealer and exchange compliance issues and advises companies on matters regarding compliance with the regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations (SROs).

Janet represents clients in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, SRO investigations, compliance issues related to registrations, sales practice, short sales, Regulation NMS, market-making and options and equities order handling. She advises on alternative trading systems, including dark pools and electronic communication networks, policies and procedures for trading systems development and testing and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Janet counsels large, full-service broker-dealers, exchanges and clearinghouses as well as firms with market-making, proprietary trading and algorithmic models. She also advises market centers on equities and derivatives market structure initiatives, including market access, market data, new products and SEC policy initiatives. In addition, Janet conducts independent compliance and technology reviews and audits related to enforcement action settlements.

Before joining Katten, she served as general counsel to NYSE Arca, Inc., an electronic equities and options exchange. As general counsel of NYSE Arca, Janet worked extensively on market structure and regulatory compliance issues and managed the company’s membership and registrations departments. Prior to the merger of the New York Stock Exchange and Archipelago, she served as the deputy general counsel of Archipelago, where she created and implemented key company policies, including the company’s procedures for development and testing of exchange technology. Janet also managed the compliance programs for Archipelago’s four affiliated broker-dealers and played an integral role in legal and regulatory matters involving human resources, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions, including Archipelago’s acquisition of the Pacific Exchange and its merger with the New York Stock Exchange.

Earlier, Janet was senior vice president and counsel to the capital markets group of EVEREN Securities, Inc. She also was senior counsel for the SEC’s Division of Market Regulation where she was a member of the three-person study team for the Market 2000 Report.

Firm Overview:

Our full-service Chicago office has nearly 300 attorneys who concentrate on a wide range of transactional, dispute and regulatory matters for corporate, government and non-profit clients as well as individuals. Our diverse legal work includes everything from complex mergers and acquisitions to hedge fund regulation; securities litigation to real estate finance; complex business finance to trademark litigation; and white collar fraud to health care compliance issues.