Richmond Bayes

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4884

Fax: (204) 957-4222

Services provided by R J Bayes Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1998)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1997)
  • MA (Manitoba, 1994)
  • BA (Manitoba, 1991)

Richmond is a partner of the firm, practising in corporate finance and securities law, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, corporate reorganizations and going private transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Counsel to the Canadian Wheat Board in connection with its $500 million privatization and continuance under the Canada Business Corporation Act
  • Counsel to Wellington West Holdings Inc. in connection with $333 million sale to National Bank of Canada by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to the Canadian Wheat Board in connection with multiple acquisitions including its acquisitions of Prairie West Terminal Ltd. and Great Sandhill Terminal Ltd. by way of statutory plan of arrangements
  • Counsel to Exchange Income Corporation in connection with multiple acquisitions, including its acquisition of Provincial Aerospace Ltd.
  • Counsel to Gendis Inc. and Special Committee of the Board in connection with its $70 million going private transaction
  • Counsel to Exchange Industrial Income Fund and Exchange Income Corporation in connection with trust conversion and corporate conversion by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Artis Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Temple Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its merger and combination with IAT Air Cargo Income Fund
  • Counsel to Decisive Dividend Corporation in connection with multiple acquisitions
  • Advising issuers (including boards of directors and special board committees) in connection with going private transactions, business combinations, insider bids, issuer bids and related party transactions

 Securities/Corporate Finance

  • Counsel to Artis Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with over $1 billion of public offerings of trust units, preferred trust units, rated unsecured debentures and convertible debentures
  • Counsel to Underwriters in connection with Manitoba Telecom Systems’ $250 million public offering of common shares
  • Counsel to Underwriters in connection with Manitoba Telecom Systems’ medium-term note program
  • Counsel to various public issuers including Exchange Income Corporation, Decisive Dividend Corporation, Temple  Hotels Inc., Huntingdon REIT, Whiterock REIT, Lanesborough REIT in connection with public offerings of equity and debt securities on a bought deal and best efforts basis and listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and/or TSX Venture Exchange
  • Counsel to various capital pool companies in connection with IPOs, listings on the TSX Venture Exchange and Qualifying Transactions
  • Formation and structuring of private investment vehicles, including real estate limited partnerships, venture capital funds, private equity funds and investment funds
  • Formation, structuring and public offering of mutual funds by way of simplified prospectus
  • Director, Private Pension Partners Inc., a private real estate asset management company
  • Lecturer, Securities Law Course, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law (2001-present)
  • Workshop Instructor, TSX Venture Exchange Company Workshop

Memberships

  • Manitoba Bar Association – Past Chair, Securities Law Section (2002-2007)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Securities Law Section) for the review of proposed federal Capital Markets Stability Act and Provincial Capital Markets Act
  • Manitoba representative of the Canadian Bar Association (Securities Law Section) for the review of proposed federal securities legislation proposed by the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation in Canada
  • Submissions to the Standing Committee of Provincial Ministers on behalf of the Securities Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association with respect to the discussion paper entitled “Securities Regulation in Canada: An Inter-Provincial Securities Framework”
  • Submissions to the Standing Committee on Law Amendments on behalf of the Securities Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association with respect to Bill 24 – The Securities Amendment Act
  • Manitoba Bar Association Continuing Legal Education lecture on Limited Partnerships as Financing Vehicles
  • Presentation to various community economic development organizations on Community Economic Development Tax Credit Offerings
  • Presenter, Securities Law, TSX Venture Exchange Company Workshop
  • Presenter, Securities Law, Invest Manitoba Venture Showcases and the Canada/Manitoba Business Centre
  • Panellist, The Power of Angel Investment Forum sponsored by the Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • “An Overview of Canada’s Securities Regulatory Framework II, ” TSX Venture Exchange Company Workshop
  • “Securities News from Manitoba,” monthly securities law updates for eCarswell
  • “Real Estate Financing and Securities: A Primer,” Upword (October 14, 2014)
  • Recognition by Best Lawyers peer review survey as a Leading Lawyer in mergers & acquisitions and securities law
  • Past recognition by Lexpert peer review survey as a Leading Lawyer in corporate finance and securities law