Manoj Pundit


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Manoj is a leading corporate and securities lawyer who provides clients with practical advice in connection with corporate finance and M&A transactions.

He acts as counsel on securities and corporate matters, including:

  • Emerging growth company matters;
  • Public and private offerings;
  • Initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, CPCs and QTs;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Private equity, growth and venture capital; and
  • Corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Manoj advises issuers, underwriters and investors in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also advises special committees of boards of directors with regards to related party transactions and insider bids.

Manoj is the national leader of the firm's Corporate Finance group.

Manoj provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • Advising UMB Bank in its capacity as notes indenture trustee in connection with the plan of arrangement involving the proposed restructuring of senior notes issued by Stoneway Capital Corporation under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • McKinsey & Company as a shareholder in the US$230 million sale of Element AI Inc. to Silicon Valley software company ServiceNow Inc.
  • Lead counsel to PayBright Inc., a leading Canadian fintech company, in connection with its $340 million acquisition by Silicon Valley-based Affirm Holdings, Inc., and several rounds of growth capital financings and corporate, regulatory and commercial matters.
  • Lead counsel to Titan Medical Inc., a leading developer of robotic surgical technology, in connection with its US$41 million license and development agreement with an affiliate of Medtronic plc., the world’s largest medical device company. In addition, advise on ongoing lead corporate and securities counsel in numerous corporate matters, including a number of public offerings in Canada and the United States for gross proceeds of more than US$250 million, listings on TSX and NASDAQ, and a wide range of corporate governance, technology partnerships and other commercial matters.
  • Securities counsel to RFA Capital, a leading Canadian real estate investment firm, in connection with its agreement to acquire Street Capital Group, a TSX-listed financial services issuer, for $85 million by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • Corporate and securities counsel to a number of exchange-listed and privately held issuers engaged in pharma R&D and medical device development.
  • Lead counsel to a joint venture between CITIC PE and 3SBio, a leading biotech company, in connection with its agreement to acquire Therapure BioPharma for $290 million.
  • Lead Canadian counsel to a UK-based fintech firm in connection with proposed market entry and establishment in Canada.
  • Leading corporate counsel to a UK-based private equity firm in connection with acquisitions in Canadian data analytics and software firms.
  • Lead securities counsel to Canaccord Genuity Corp., as lead underwriter in connection with the initial public offering of Datawind Inc.
  • Acted for underwriters in the $150-million financing of one of Canada's largest private timber and land management companies through public and private offerings of convertible debenture.
  • Independent directors of Homeland Energy, a TSX-listed coal producer, in connection with a $30-million debt financing facility from a senior Indian energy conglomerate

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Participant by invitation at Ontario Securities Commission Roundtable on Reduction of Regulatory Burden – May 2019.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2018) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market)
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology & Health Sciences
  • Recognized in the 2022 and 2021 editions of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert Global Mining Special Edition – Canada's Leading Lawyers in Global Mining

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1990
  • LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1994
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 1988
  • B.Sc., University of Alberta, 1985