Biography

Jag practises in the area of corporate and commercial law. He works primarily with private companies, partnerships and trusts on a variety of transactions, including asset/share acquisitions and dispositions, fund and joint venture investments, corporation restructurings, management buy-outs and various other commercial arrangements (including the negotiation of asset and investment management agreements, franchise and license agreements and shareholder and limited partnership agreements).

A large part of Jag’s practice is devoted to working with institutional clients in the public sector, particularly pension plans, other tax-exempt entities and their fiduciaries, with respect to their structuring activities and their real estate, infrastructure and private equity investments, including joint ventures, co-investments and fund investments. As part of his work with public sector institutions, Jag has assisted clients with investments in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. In this regard, he has worked extensively in the negotiation and settlement of limited partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, side letters, subscription agreements and other types of investment and governance agreements. 

Jag has also acted for a number of private equity firms in connection with their investment activities, including the ultimate sale and disposition of their portfolio companies. 

With respect to corporate structuring work, Jag oversees Lawson Lundell’s corporate services paralegal group and is frequently involved in various cross-border reorganization transactions. In this regard, Jag frequently assists counsel in other jurisdictions on matters of British Columbia and Canadian law, chiefly in the area of mergers, acquisitions, arrangements, amalgamations and other corporate proceedings.

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, University of Victoria Foundation
  • Chair, Surrey Board of Trade - Development and Land Use Advocacy Team
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia
  • Past Director, Surrey Board of Trade 
  • Past Member, Surrey Board of Trade - International Trade Team
  • Past Member, Board of the College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Lexology 2021 Client Choice award winner: General Corporate - Canada 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2015-2022: recognized for Corporate Law (2015), and Corporate Governance Practice (2022)
  • Recipient of Lexology Client Choice Award 2018: Canada for General Corporate in British Columbia.
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016: recognized as one of the "Corporate Lawyers to Watch"
  • 2015 Lexpert Rising Star Award: recognized as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40

Experience

Experience

Jag has acted for:

  • Various large public sector pension funds with respect to all aspects of their investment and structuring activities (including with respect to their real estate, infrastructure and private equity investments).
  • Institutional investors with respect to the negotiation and settlement of investment and asset management agreements.
  • Various hotel and casino owners with respect to the negotiation and settlement of hotel management, franchise and licensing agreements with a number of global hotel brands.
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of Kramer Auctions.
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, in acquiring the remaining 49% interest in Ritchie Bros. Financial Services Ltd. from a minority shareholder group.
  • Burger King Worldwide, Inc., as British Columbia counsel, in connection with its acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. for approximately US $12.5 billion, including with respect to acquisition structuring and a related private placement of US $2.25 billion of second lien secured notes.
  • A management group in respect of a management buyout of a technology company, and the subsequent sale of such company to a strategic investor.
  • A private equity firm in connection with the financing and ultimate sale of a cellulose mill in British Columbia.
  • A private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of a specialty metals distribution and processing business with operations in Western Canada and the United States, and the subsequent sale of that business.

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Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2003)

Education

University of British Columbia (B.A., 1998)

University of Victoria (LL.B., 2001)

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