Philippe Tardif



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 the Toronto Regional Leader of our Securities and Capital Markets Group.


  • 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

  • Past Member, Fundraising Committee, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Awards & Recognitions

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

Bar Admission & Education

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