Christopher J. Cummings

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Christopher J. Cummings

Christopher J. Cummings

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

Christopher Cummings is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities and Canadian Practice Groups. Based in New York and Toronto, he practices U.S. securities law with a particular emphasis on cross-border capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on a broad range of public and private transactions for investment banks and companies in a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, financial services, transportation, technology and telecommunications.

Chris has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of Capital Markets by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

EXPERIENCE

Examples of Chris’ previous representations include:

* Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial in the establishment of a $20 billion debt program and multiple offerings of notes;
* Teck Resources for U.S. corporate and securities law matters, including in multiple securities offerings;
* The underwriters in the IPO and multiple follow-on offerings for Shopify;
* The Province of Alberta for U.S. securities law matters;
* New Gold for U.S. corporate and securities law matters, including multiple high yield bond and other securities offerings;
* ATS Automation Tooling Systems for U.S. corporate and securities law matters, including its high yield bond offering;
* Constellation Software in its public offering of rights and convertible debentures;
* The underwriters in numerous offerings by Enbridge, Fortis, Manulife Financial, Precision Drilling, Seven Generations Energy and TC Energy;
* MAG Silver for U.S. corporate and securities law matters;
* Savaria Corporation in its acquisition of Span-America Medical Systems;
* Sprott Asset Management in its successful unsolicited acquisition of Central GoldTrust;
* The placement agents and initial purchasers for high yield bond offerings by Athabasca Oil, Canbriam Energy and Hammerhead Resources;
* Equinox Gold for U.S. corporate and securities law matters;
* The underwriters in the IPO of CPI Card Group;
* Aurizon Mines in its defense against an unsolicited offer from Alamos Gold and its acquisition by Hecla Mining;
* AuRico Gold in a high yield bond offering and in its merger with equals with Alamos Gold;
* Enghouse Systems in its acquisition of CTI Group; and
* The underwriters in the IPO of Kinder Morgan Canada.

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Christopher J. Cummings
Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1994

Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee, the law school combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, a top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city. Known for offering a rigorous academic program in a collegial, supportive atmosphere, Vanderbilt Law School attracts law students and faculty seeking a first-rate academic institution that also affords an excellent quality of life. In 2002, the law school completed an extensive renovation and expansion project, and Vanderbilt now offers its students a state-of-the-art facility with wireless internet access throughout, situated on a park-like campus that is a national arboretum.

AB
Class of 1991

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Career History
Partner
2011 - Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
Prior

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2013

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

$2,000
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Transactions
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General Atlantic LLC, Marathon Health LLC purchase OurHealth LLC

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First Service Corporation issued USD Common Shares - Bought Deal

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Fortis, Inc. issued CAD Common Shares - Bought Deal

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
The Legal 500 United States
Admitted to the Ontario Bar
Other Affiliations

Christopher J. Cummings is affiliated with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP

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