W. Douglas Stewart


Winnipeg / Services provided by W D Stewart Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2001)
  • LLB with honours (Manitoba, 1997-1999)
  • BA with honours (Manitoba, 1993-1997)

Doug is a partner practising largely in the areas of securities, corporate finance and general corporate and commercial law.

  • Public offerings of equity and debt securities as counsel to issuers and agents/underwriters
  • Private placements (brokered and non-brokered) of equity and debt securities
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including amalgamations and plans of arrangement
  • Advising public companies on strategic transactions
  • TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company (CPC) IPOs and Qualifying Transactions
  • Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and AIM (London Stock Exchange) listings
  • Formation, structuring and public offering of companies, trusts and limited partnerships
  • Takeover bids, issuer bids and going private transactions
  • Stock options and other executive compensation plans
  • Proxy fights and board disputes
  • Counsel to Exchange Income Corporation in connection with more than $2 billion in securities offerings
  • Counsel to Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. in connection with numerous public and private securities offerings, at-the-market offerings as well as cannabis related matters
  • Counsel to Snow Lake Resources Ltd. In connection with a shareholder and board dispute, as well as offerings of securities
  • Counsel to The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company in connection with its $875-million acquisition of Western Financial Group

Doug’s practice is focused on providing advice to both public and private enterprises, including with regards to public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions (including plans of arrangement), private equity investments, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations, stock exchange listings and other transactions. He also assists counsel in other jurisdictions on matters of Manitoba law, particularly as it relates to offerings of securities.

  • Member, Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Past Vice-chair, Securities Law Section, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Corporate Finance, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory