Richard Steinberg is the International Chair of Fasken Martineau's Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Richard’s practice focuses on both M&A and corporate finance. He has developed particular expertise in significant cross-border M&A and similar strategic transactions, both negotiated and unsolicited, involving Canadian targets and foreign buyers and investors. His corporate finance practice involves acting for both issuers and underwriters in domestic and multi-jurisdictional public and private financings. Richard also regularly advises companies, directors and shareholders on proxy contests, corporate governance and securities law disclosure and compliance matters. He also acts for Special Committees on change of control transactions and governance issues. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission, which provides advice to the Commission on a variety of matters including legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends. Richard is frequently recognized in leading legal publications, including Legal 500 Canada, IFLR 1000 and Lexpert, for his mergers and acquisitions and securities expertise. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988.