Stefan Timms


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Stefan specializes in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, reorganizations, joint ventures, and commercial agreements.

He represents a broad range of clients in many different industries, with an emphasis on:

  • financial services
  • education
  • industrial/manufacturing
  • technology
  • food, beverage and agribusiness
  • consumer products
  • healthcare
  • real estate services or holdings

Stefan provides corporate commercial advice to a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, including businesses that are looking to expand by investment or by acquisition into the Canadian market.

Stefan regularly acts as an external general counsel for businesses without legal counsel in Canada or at all and is a trusted business advisor and a creative problem-solver who is committed to providing practical, strategic, commercial and actionable advice in a responsive and cost-effective manner.

Stefan is national chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group, is the Toronto regional leader of our U.S. Steering Committee and is a member of our International Steering Committee.

Stefan spent six months at one of the largest international package delivery companies as a temporary replacement for their vice-president/general counsel. In this capacity, he oversaw all legal matters related to both the small package and supply chain aspects of the Canadian business.

Prior to joining BLG, Stefan worked at another large Canadian-based law firm, and while at this firm he spent three years at their Chicago office providing U.S.-based clients with advice on Canadian legal matters.


  • In the past six years, lead and/or supported the acquisition or sale of minority and majority equity interests or assets on behalf of:
    Abry Partners, ACCO Brands, ADS Forensics, Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Archerwill Investments, Ares Capital, Aspire Sports Supplements, Atlas Copco, Bakercorp, BDC Capital, Bell Media, Besurance, Biotest, Bridgepoint, Buchanan Rubber, Cambridge Education Group, Captionmax, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Coty, Cushman & Wakefield, Diversis Capital, Dover Corporation, Ecom Media Group, Envista Forensics, Epiroc, Epiroc Canada Holding Inc., Equity ICI, Experian, GHSC Trading, Global University Systems, Green House Holdings North America, Griffin Education, Groupon, Holmes Institute, Inflexion, J&S, Jaftex, Johnson Controls, Key Travel, Lewis & Clark Ventures, Loblaw, LWG Consulting, M3 Mortgage Group, Mill Street Brewery, Molex Ventures, Morrison Lamothe, North Branch Capital, Oliver & Bonacini, OneSpan, Overnight Recovery Brands, Oxford House College, Pitney Bowes, Purdue Pharma, RBC Ventures, Safariland, Securian Financial Group, Sequoia Capital, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sterling Capital Brokers, Symphony Senior Living, The Forestland Group, The Government of Canada, Trianni, Inc., Variant Equity, Vasco Data Security.

Beyond our Walls

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Advisor, Connect Legal
  • Pro Bono Advisor, Right To Play
  • Sports governing body board member, Athletes Canada
  • Sports governing body board member, Ontario Association of Triathletes
  • Sports governing body board member, Triathlon Canada

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Mergers and Acquisitions Law) and in the 2022 edition (Corporate Law)
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology & Health Sciences
  • Recognized in the 2022 and 2021 editions of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law; Private Equity) and since 2021 (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Lexpert Zenith Award for his pro bono work with Right To Play, 2010.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2006
  • LLB, University of Victoria, 2005
  • BA(Hons.), University of Western Ontario, 1996