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Marshall Pawar

Marshall Pawar

Founding Partner

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Marshall Pawar
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Marshall

Marshall Pawar is a founding and managing partner of MEP Business Counsel. He regularly advises clients on their day to day corporate and commercial matters as well extraordinary corporate transactions such as mergers & acquisitions and other complex strategic business transactions. His clients range from start-ups and growth-stage companies to mature multinational enterprises, including private and public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, private equity funds, investment banks and entrepreneurs.
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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS / CORPORATE FINANCE
  • Represented Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. in the sale of a majority interest in The Grand Ho Tram Strip, a hotel and casino resort located in Vietnam, to an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC. The transaction was completed by way of a plan of arrangement under the laws of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Represented Austrian-based AVL List GmbH, the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of automotive powertrains, in its acquisition of the majority interests in a Canadian company involved in the design, manufacturing and sale of battery and fuel cell test equipment.  In 2018, AVL had over 10,400 employees worldwide and over €1.75 billion in revenues.
  • Represented investor group in its acquisition of Automotive Dealerships throughout British Columbia, including related financing, licensing and commercial lease matters.
  • Corporate counsel to BC-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) company in connection with various corporate reorganizations, bank debt financings, and equity financing of $50m.
  • BC Corporate counsel to China-based Investment company in connection with its CDN$35.4m series B investment in Vancouver-based AI company.
  • BC Corporate counsel to Maxim Integrated (San Jose, CA) in its share acquisition of Vancouver-based Icron Technologies Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of high performance USB and video extension solutions.
  • BC Corporate counsel to AAR (NYSE: AIR) in connection with its acquisition and subsequent corporate restructuring of two aircraft repair and overhaul facilities located in Quebec and Ontario from Premier Aviation.
  • Represented Advanto Technologies Inc., a British Columbia technology company, with the sale of its shares and intellectual property in relation to motor sports data to Holley Performance Products.
  • Represented Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc., a Vancouver-based animation studio, with the sale of all of its shares to DHX Media Ltd. for approximately C$57.0 million.
  • Represented a group of investors led by Roger Hardy Capital Corporation in connection with the acquisition of e-commerce company Shoes.com based out of St. Louis.
  • Representing investor groups in their acquisitions of motels, restaurants, nightclubs and pubs located in British Columbia, and related financing, corporate restructuring and liquor licensing matters.
  • Represented British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) in connection with acquisition and leasing of commercial properties and subsequent acquisition and importing of significant commercial training machinery from European supplier.
  • BC corporate counsel to Excellon Resources Inc. in the acquisition of all the outstanding shares in Lateegra Gold Corp. by way of Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
  • Represented Eagle Hill Mining Corporation in connection with various ongoing corporate governance matters; capital raising activities; option agreements relating to Quebec mining claims; and a corporate transaction involving the simultaneous closing of a private placement, business combination and acquisition of mining claims located in Quebec.
  • Represented a multinational U.S.-based company that owns and operates essential energy infrastructure businesses worldwide, in connection with several commercial ventures and sales located in South America, including the auction sale of its worldwide essential energy infrastructure businesses (power distribution, power generation, natural gas transportation and distribution) valued at approximately USD$4.8 billion.
  • U.S. corporate counsel to Technicolor S.A. in the reorganization and sale of its worldwide business responsible for designing and producing video and broadcasting products valued at approximately USD$100 million.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in its sale of two significant investment portfolio management teams, and led the negotiation and implementation of numerous third party vendor service agreements and market data license agreements in connection with the sale.
  • U.S. corporate counsel to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a leading global alternative asset manager and private equity firm, in its acquisition of a global food and beverage color and flavoring company having an estimated enterprise value of €1.02 billion.
  • Corporate associate assisting with the $600 million Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project structured as a public-private partnership with the BC Provincial Government.
  • Corporate associate assisting BrightSide Technologies Inc. in its share sale to an affiliate of Dolby Laboratories by way of Plan of Arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • Canadian counsel to Turn/River Capital, a US-based private equity firm, in connection with multiple financings and its strategic investment in ActiveState Software Inc., a Vancouver-based SaaS company and leading provider of open source language distributions for enterprises.
  • Represented the principal Vendor in the sale of Monte Cristo Bakery, a large scale, wholesale manufacturer of bakery products, to the Jim Pattison Group (Save-On-Foods).
SPORTS
  • Counseled major sports and entertainment companies with various commercial matters, including marketing and sponsorship agreements, licensing arrangements, event releases and waivers and venue license agreements in connection with professional sports events and concerts.
  • Instructed 3rd year law course on Sports, Media and Entertainment Law at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.
  • Member of the Sports Lawyers Association.
  • Represented the National Hockey League (NHL) in connection with the negotiation of various commercial agreements, licenses and permits relating to the 2014 Winter Heritage Classic hockey event.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT:
Cara Vengroff
cvengroff@meplaw.ca(604) 669-1119 ext. 128

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