Charles Magerman

Charles M. Magerman

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Charles Magerman co-chairs the Corporate and Finance Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. He focuses on corporate law as well as M&A and finance transactions. Charles has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer and as a key lawyer in Legal 500 Canada 2020 for M&A. He has lectured on international business transactions and is an active speaker at numerous conferences on cross-border transactions and on doing business in Canada, including those presented by Canadian federal and Ontario provincial government authorities.

Practice Focus

Charles focuses on corporate M&A as well as banking and finance matters. He advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, particularly on multi-jurisdiction mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and other matters of corporate and partnership law. He also assists clients with secured and unsecured loans — as well as other forms of credit facilities — with particular focus on multijurisdictional and cross-border financings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Brookfield Business Partners L.P. on all non-US legal matters and implementation of its USD 13.2 billion acquisition of the Power Solutions business of Johnson Controls International.

  • Represented Camso Inc. on its USD 1.7 billion sale to The Michelin Group.  The transaction spanned over 28 jurisdictions.

  • Advised on the Canadian legal implementation of the separation of Abbott Laboratories’ research-based pharmaceuticals business which included the portfolio of proprietary pharmaceuticals and biologics into AbbVie Corporation.

  • Advised on a USD 975 million sale of Canadian-based multinational corporation.

  • Represented a Canadian headquartered manufacturing company in a series of acquisitions in Europe and in South America.

  • Represents both sellers and buyers in asset and share acquisitions and mergers, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions including venture capital/private equity transactions.

  • Advises on ongoing global legal needs of Canadian and global multinational corporations.

  • Regularly assists foreign businesses in structuring their entry into the Canadian marketplace and other corporate legal needs.

  • Assisted several large multinational corporations with the corporate reorganizations related to the integration of newly acquired subsidiaries.

  • Represented multinational corporations with their de-merger/spinoff of a significant part of its businesses.

Professional Honors

  • Identified as a key lawyer in Legal 500 Canada 2020 for M&A

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario - Certified Specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member


  • Ontario~Canada (1989)


  • Queen's University (LL.B.) (1987)
  • University of Toronto (B.A.) (1984)


  • English