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Stikeman Elliott’s William Braithwaite: ‘We saw what we thought the acquirer should have done in Potash.’
Stikeman Elliott’s William Braithwaite: ‘We saw what we thought the acquirer should have done in Potash.’
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How Potash lessons fuelled Nexen takeover

William Braithwaite, who took over as chairman of Stikeman Elliott LLP last year, has been the lead lawyer on some of the most controversial Canadian corporate deals in recent memory, notably acting for Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd. in its takeover of Calgary’s Nexen Inc., which closed officially last week.