Philippe Tardif


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Philippe's practice focuses on corporate finance, with an emphasis on public and private equity and debt financings.

He has expertise in cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions involving public companies, and corporate governance matters, including board and special committee advisory roles.

Within BLG, Philippe is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.


  • Retained by issuers and underwriters in public and private equity and debt offerings.
  • Retained by issuers in mergers, takeover bids, and public and private acquisitions.
  • Retained by boards and special committees in advisory roles.
  • Retained by merchant banks and private equity funds.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Securities Law Committee, International Bar Association, 2018

Community Involvement

  • Member, the Development Cabinet of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Cannabis Law and Securities Law) and since 2015 (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Corporate Governance Practice).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining).
  • Recognized in the 2023, 2022 and 2013-2016 editions of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities).
  • Recognized in the 2024 (and since 2021) edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2017) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Capital Markets).
  • Recognized in the 2023, 2022, 2015 and 2014 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Capital Markets).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2015) of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2019 and 2017 editions of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition.
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition (and since 2014) of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1987
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1985
  • BA (Hons.), Richard Ivey School of Business, 1982