Frank DeLuca

Frank DeLuca
Telephone: 416 642 7475
Fax: 416 640 3134

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“A real mind for business.” Client Testimonial, The Legal 500 Canada

Frank DeLuca is a partner in the Securities Group at Cassels Brock. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and continuous disclosure. Frank has extensive experience in negotiating support, arrangement and voting agreements for public acquisitions and sales and purchase agreements for private acquisitions, advising both issuers and underwriters in the raising of capital in Canada and the US, assisting clients in constructing and documenting corporate governance regimes in compliance with applicable laws and industry standards, including industry associations, advising clients on compliance with continuous disclosure regimes under applicable securities laws and industry standards, and providing strategic advice to clients on the implementation and structuring of a variety of joint ventures in various jurisdictions around the world. Frank has been listed as one of the leading 500 lawyers in Canada in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada since 2014.

Frank’s experience includes

  • Acting for Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with 11 public offerings of equity securities and convertible debentures for total proceeds of approximately $1.2 billion
  • Advising Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. and Borealis Acquisition Corporation in connection with its unsolicited takeover bid for Teranet Income Fund
  • Representing Falconbridge Limited in connection with the competing offers by Xstrata plc and Inco Limited to purchase all of its outstanding shares and the eventual purchase of all of its outstanding shares by Xstrata and in connection with debt and equity offerings in Canada and in the US through the Canada/US multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS)
  • Advising GS Capital Partners on the acquisition of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and the acquisition of Movie Distribution Income Fund
  • Acting for Atlas Cold Storage Income Trust in connection with the purchase of the outstanding units of Atlas by the Avion Group
  • Advising General Electric Company in connection with its acquisition of Zenon Environmental Inc. by way of plan of arrangement
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with seven public offerings of senior notes of Shaw Communications Inc. for aggregate proceeds of approximately $4 billion
  • Advising Norbord Inc. in connection with its US$250 million and US$200 million cross-border offerings of debentures under the Canada/US MJDS, a US$240 million rights offering, two secondary offerings by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and various joint venture and other commercial arrangements
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with four public offerings by Northland Power Income Fund of equity securities and convertible debentures for total proceeds of approximately $415 million
  • Acting for Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation in a $2.1 billion secondary offering of medium term notes of Hydro One Inc.
  • Acting for Weeks Marine, Inc. in its acquisition of McNally Construction Inc.

client commentary

  • “A strong M&A partner with a real mind for business.” - The Legal 500 Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions)


University of Toronto, J.D., 1996

Western University, B.A. (Economics)

Recent Work

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1998


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Corporate and M&A)
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2014–2015 & 2017 (Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2014–2016 (Corporate Finance)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013–2019 (Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Lexpert Special Edition - Global Leaders in Mining 2017



Emerging Companies & Technology
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate Investment Trusts