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H. Garfield Emerson
EMERSON, Harry Garfield, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., ICD.D. In his early career, Gar Emerson was a practising lawyer focussing on securities and corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He resigned as a partner of Davies, Ward & Beck in 1991 to establish the investment banking firm of NM Rothschild & Sons Canada Limited... Read More EMERSON, Harry Garfield, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., ICD.D. In his early career, Gar Emerson was a practising lawyer focussing on securities and corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He resigned as a partner of Davies, Ward & Beck in 1991 to establish the investment banking firm of NM Rothschild & Sons Canada Limited, an affiliate of the international Rothschild investment banking group. While an investment banker, Gar Emerson accepted a number of directorships of public corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He was Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. from 1993 to 2006. After 11 years as President and CEO of Rothschild Canada, he accepted the assignment of National Chairman of newly-merged Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP from 2001 to 2006. As a author, he has written many published articles on corporate and securities law and corporate governance. Education: Victoria University, University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons. Hist.),1963. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, LL.B. (Hons.), 1966. Admitted to the Bar of Ontario Law Society of Ontario (Hons.), 1968. Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1980. Accredited Director, Institute. of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). Publisher: www.governancecanada.com Selected Publications: See Schedule “A”. Prior Associations: Partner, Davies, Ward & Beck, Toronto law firm, 1970–1990. President and C.E.O., NM Rothschild & Sons Canada Ltd., investment bankers, 1990–2001. National Chair, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP., national law firm, 2001–2006. Retired from the practice of law December 31, 2016. Chair, Rogers Communications Inc., 1993–2006. Chair, First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. Chair, Victoria University Capital Campaign, University of Toronto, 1995–2001. Chair, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Foundation, 2002-2003. Vice-Chair, Auditing & Assurance Standards Oversight Council 2006–2007. Directorships: Bovis Corporation; McNamara Corporation; Canada Trust 1985-1986; Hiram Walker Resources Ltd. 1986-1988; Consumers Gas; Rogers Communications Inc. and affiliates 1989–2006; NM Rothschild & Sons Limited; Unitel Communications Inc.; CAE Inc. 1992–2013; Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. 1994–2006; University of Toronto Asset Management Corp.; Livent Limited; Wittington Investments, Ltd.; Genstar Capital Corp.; Marathon Realty Ltd.; Toronto Sun Publishing; Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.; Open Text Corporation; Sentry Capital Corp.; Pelmorex Media Inc. Member: University of Toronto Business Council. Member: University of Toronto President’s Investment Advisory Committee. Arbor Award, University of Toronto. Director: Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. Director: Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Director: Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre 2000–2005. Executive-in-Residence: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Faculty. of Public Affairs, Carleton University; Faculty, Directors College, McMaster University. Other Recreation: reading, writing, golf. Clubs: The York Club; Toronto Club; Country Club of Florida; The Little Club (Florida); The St. Andrews Club (Florida); Devil's Pulpit Golf Association; Mad River Golf Club. Office: 625 Avenue Rd., Suite 803, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2K7. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.governancecanada.com SCHEDULE “A” Selected Publications Articles, commentary and letters, posted on www.governancecanada.com (in addition to those listed below). “Corporations - Corporate Name - Jurisdiction of the Court under section 12(3) of the Corporations Act (Ontario)”, (XLVI The Canadian Bar Review 488, September 1968). “Towards an Integrated Disclosure System for Ontario Securities Legislation”, (10 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 1, 1972). “Towards an Integrated Disclosure System for Ontario Securities Legislation”, (revised), (Chapter 9, “Studies in Canadian Company Law”, Volume 2, Butterworths, 1973). “Canadian Corporation Precedents”, Second Edition, Volumes 1-3, (Carswell, 1975-1990). “Canadian Corporation Precedents”, Third Edition, Volumes 1-3, (Carswell, 1987-1990). “Canadian Securities Law Precedents”, Volumes 1-3, (Carswell, 1985-1990). “Vendor Beware: The Issue and Sale of Securities Without a Prospectus under the Securities Act, 1978 (Ontario)”, (LVII The Canadian Bar Review 195, June 1979). “Current Securities and Company Law Developments in Corporate Financing”, (Corporate Management Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 1980). “Business Finance under the ‘Closed System’ of the Ontario Securities Act: Statutory Scheme and Pitfalls”, (Special Lectures of the Law Society of Upper Canada 1982, “Corporate Law in the 80s”, Richard De Boo Publishers, 1982). Co-Author, “Report of the Committee to Review the Provisions of The Securities Act (Ontario) Relating to Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids” (September 1983). “A Survey of Regulation of Takeover Activity”, (presented to the International Organization of Securities Commissions, XIII Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 1988). “Certain Canadian Securities Law Aspects of Transborder Take-Over Bids”, (presented to the American Bar Association 1988 Annual Meeting, Presidential Showcase Program: Structuring Canada - United States Acquisitions, 1988). “Summary of Certain Legal Aspects of Management Buyouts and Privitisations of Public Corporations in Canada”, (presented to The Banking Law Association Ltd. of Australia, Fifth Annual Banking Law and Practice Conference, 1988). “Investment Banking in Canada”, (Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, published by American Lawyer Media in conjunction with LEXPERT, 2001), p. 68. Less