Two University of Ottawa Common Law Alumni Among Winners of 2019 Americas M&A Awards

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020

Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumni Colin Levere, LLB 2002, and Joanna Bliss, LLB 2002 and LLL 2003, who were among the recipients of the 2019 Americas M&A Awards.

In a ceremony held in New York City in June 2019, Colin Levere was presented with the M&A Advisor's 2019 Corporate Development Professional of the Year Award for leading Scotiabank’s $2.85 billion acquisition of MD Financial Management.

A few months later, in a ceremony in New York City in October 2019, both Joanna Bliss and Colin Levere were presented with the Americas M&A Atlas Award for 2019 Corporate M&A Deal Team of the Year for Scotiabank’s various M&A transactions. They also received the Americas M&A Atlas Award for 2019 Canadian Large M&A Deal of the Year for Scotiabank’s acquisition of MD Financial Management for which Colin Levere was the M&A lead and Joanna Bliss was the legal lead.

The recipient of the M&A Advisor's 2019 Corporate Development Professional of the Year Award is selected by the Advisory Committee of the M&A Advisor, which is the leading global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. The recipients of the Americas M&A Atlas Award for 2019 Corporate M&A Deal Team of the Year and the Americas M&A Atlas Award for 2019 Canadian Large M&A Deal of the Year are selected by the Global M&A Network.

Congratulations to both Colin Levere and Joanna Bliss on these achievements.

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