John C. Carron


Raised at leading Canadian and global law firms, John’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising, and securities law. A wannabe-ranked member of the ATP, John is known for his team-player, pragmatic, and solutions-oriented style. He has a keen ability to efficiently and persuasively resolve the many issues that can arise in the context of business transactions. And he does so in Canada’s two official languages. It’s true/c’est vrai! John represents domestic and international private and public corporate clients, operating in a wide range of industries, and acts for very smart individual investors looking to change the world or simply wanting a “100-bagger”. He also represents those selling or purchasing their lifelong business, in which he takes great pride. Ultimately, John is a deal-maker. He helps clients put pen to paper, and to work through the intricacies of a deal, in whatever form that may take. A French post-modernist at heart, he translates sticky language and negotiates provisions and terminology to best advocate for his clients’ interests and goals. John isn’t simply his clients’ lawyer; he learns about and understands their businesses. Their success is his success, and he has the track record to prove it. A Paris-born and bred-Torontonian, John has a soft-spot for Arsenal F.C., and will never stop rooting for the Leafs.


  • Investments in public or private companies
  • Offering of securities via private placement or prospectus offering
  • Reverse takeovers, qualifying and change of business transactions
  • Advice in respect of securities regulatory compliance, corporate governance, annual and quarterly reporting, and other filing requirements
  • Listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and Canadian Securities Exchange

Representative Deals

  • Acted for several mining exploration companies in connection with their private placement of securities
  • Acted for a biotech company in connection with a short-form prospectus offering
  • Acted for European buyer of a retail business in Canada


  • B.A. (Hon.), University of Western Ontario (1989)
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (1993)
  • Call to Bar: 1995 (Ontario)




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