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Emmanuel Pressman

Emmanuel Pressman

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Emmanuel (Manny) Pressman is Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and a member of the Partnership Board. He represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, special committees, boards of directors, and investment banks involved in take-over bids, proxy contests, joint ventures, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. Mr. Pressman is widely and repeatedly recognized as among the country’s leading M&A practitioners. Among other recognitions, in 2022, Mr. Pressman was recognized by Best Lawyers as its “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law; in 2021, he was recognized by Lexpert as one of “Toronto’s Top 20 Best M&A Lawyers”; in 2020, he was recognized by IFLR 1000 as the inaugural recipient of its “M&A Lawyer of the Year Award” for Canada; and in 2019, he was recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” by Canadian Lawyer in its annual peer survey.

Mr. Pressman is an elected Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences relating to mergers and acquisitions, and has guest lectured at the McGill University Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the IBA Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in New York. Admitted to Ontario Bar (1998), J.D. from Western University Faculty of Law (1996), B.E.S. from University of Waterloo (1993).

Mr. Pressman joined the Board of Directors of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation in 2013.