Michael J. Lang

Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Michael J. Lang

Michael J. Lang

Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

Biography

Michael J. Lang
Senior Partner

Michael Lang practises corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and public company compliance matters. Mr. Lang has served on and acted as counsel to several “blue ribbon” committees examining securities regulatory policy issues, including the Investment Dealers Association of Canada’s Committee on Take-Over Bid Regulation (Zimmerman Committee). He is a member of our global executive committee and of our Canadian management committee.

Mr. Lang has handled numerous national and cross-border M&A transactions for Canadian and foreign clients. He has counselled acquirors, target companies, controlling shareholders and institutional investors on take-over bids, issuer bids, going-private transactions, related-party transactions and business combinations.

Mr. Lang has counselled special committees of directors in reviewing and negotiating insider bids, going-private transactions, management buy-outs, reorganizations, arrangements and related-party transactions. He represents financial advisors in advisory, valuation, fairness opinion and acquisition/divestiture assignments.

He has also represented issuers and underwriters in national, cross-border and international public offerings and private placements, and has counselled market participants on regulatory investigations and enforcement matters.

From 1982 to 1983, he was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission as staff counsel and as Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Commission. Except for this secondment, Mr. Lang has been in private practice since 1979.

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Michael J. Lang
Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright
Education
LLB
Class of 1977

University of Windsor Faculty of Law is a faculty of the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was opened in 1969, and places particular focus on trans-border legal issues and access to justice. The Faculty of Law is one of seven in Ontario, and has a major teaching and research focus on Social Justice and Transnational Legal issues. It publishes the law journal Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice and the student run law journal Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.

BA
Class of 1974

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Career History
Senior Partner
Current

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Staff Counsel & Legal Advisor to the Chairman
1982 - 1983
Attorney
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Sanofi Pasteur Ltd. develops, manufactures, and markets vaccines and immunotherapeutic products. It offers vaccines for haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), diphtheria, pertussis, poliomyelitis, tetanus, hepatitis A, influenza, poliomyelitis, rabies, meningococcal disease, typhoid fever, and yellow fever, as well as oncology products for bladder cancers. The company was founded John Gerald FitzGerald in 1914 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Member, Securities Advisory Committee
1994 - 1999
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Suncor Energy, Inc. purchases Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.

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GENBAND, Inc., One Equity Partners LLC purchase Nortel Networks Ltd. /Carrier VOIP & Application Sol Bus from Nortel Networks Corporation

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Ciena Corp. purchases Nortel Networks Corp. /Optical & Carrier Ethernet Bus from Nortel Networks Corporation

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