Doug McCartney

Doug McCartney has over 18 years’ experience advising national and international clients in various areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, general corporate commercial, shareholder disputes, corporate restructuring and insolvency. He has been a partner at Burstall Winger Zammit LLP since 2008 and has been the managing partner since 2016.

Mr. McCartney provides a broad range of services to public and private companies, issuers and underwriters as well as private equity groups and family offices.  He counsels clients on public and private equity and debt financings, venture capital investments and refinancing transactions.  He understands and can explain Canadian securities regulations and deals regularly with Canadian stock exchanges and securities commissions. In addition, he advises corporate clients on proxy contests and disputed shareholder meetings and private corporations and shareholders on shareholder agreements and employee share ownership programs.

Burstall Winger Zammit LLP:

Burstall Winger Zammit LLP (“BWZ”) has built a successful reputation for itself by providing exceptional legal services and practical solutions for over 50 years. It is a boutique law firm with a client-focused approach to better serve your needs and the needs of your business.

BWZ’s exceptional group of specialized lawyers offers personalized and innovative solutions designed specifically for its clients. It shares an uncompromising dedication to exceptional client service and approachability, which results in many long-term client relationships. Its size and expertise ensures that clients’ needs are met with a level of professional excellence and integrity that you won’t find in larger law firms.

BWZ’s values reflect the entrepreneurial spirit and business efficacy of our clients and we strive to maintain those client relationships that are essential to our firms’ success. Through active participation in community and charitable organizations, as well as contributions to professional and business associations, we ensure continuous contact with the constantly changing business environment in Calgary and beyond.

John Gosling

John Gosling is based in Walkers’ British Virgin Islands office where he is a partner in the firm’s Global Finance and Corporate Groups. He is also a member of Walkers’ Global Latin America Group.

John advises clients on public and private M&A (including BVI statutory mergers and schemes of arrangement), private equity and joint ventures, IPOs, debt and equity capital raisings, restructurings, partnerships, project and acquisition finance. John also has extensive knowledge in general banking, security and regulatory matters. ​

John practised in London for twelve years with Freshfields, Ashurst and Norton Rose. Subsequently, he practised for four years in the Bermuda and Cayman Islands offices of another leading international offshore firm before joining Walkers’ British Virgin Islands office in 2008.

Walkers:

Walkers is a leading International Financial Centre law firm and a member of the International Financial Centres Forum (IFC Forum). From our offices in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore, we provide legal services to FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and financial institutions, capital markets participants, investment fund managers and middle market companies.

Our global presence means we are always accessible to our clients in all time zones.

Koen V. Vanhaerents

Koen Vanhaerents joined Baker & McKenzie in 1987 and was admitted to the Brussels’ bar in the same year. He was made partner in 1994. Koen Vanhaerents has an extensive Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities and Corporate Finance practice. Koen Vanhaerents is a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee and chairs the Firm’s Regional Council. He leads the Corporate Finance Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the steering committees of the European Venture Capital Group and the Global Securities Practice Group. Mr. Vanhaerents chaired Baker & McKenzie’s Policy Committee (2005-2008) and has also served as managing partner of the Belgium offices (2000-2009).

Koen Vanhaerents advises Belgian and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate finance operations (both public and private) and complex corporate law issues. As head of the Belgian corporate finance practice group, he is closely involved in numerous operations and take-overs on the Belgian capital markets, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In the context of the financial crisis, he has been involved in a number of rescue operations for Belgian financial institutions since 2008

Corporate Finance Practice:

Our Corporate Practice Group is one of the largest and leading legal corporate finance teams in Belgium. We help clients with day-to-day corporate governance and corporate maintenance as well as complex corporate finance issues such as mergers, acquisitions, capital markets transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, and buyouts.

With our broad experience and global network, we represent clients in large-scale mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, both in Belgium and abroad. We also have a leading capital markets expertise and have advised issuers, underwriters and investors in numerous capital market transactions such as IPOs, secondary offerings and public takeover bids in and outside Belgium

Baker & McKenzie:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.