Derek Sigel practises in the areas of securities, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate/commercial law. He primarily focuses on the technology, electronic commerce, telecommunications and resource sectors.

Derek has significant experience advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of Canadian securities law.  Derek represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide range of financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border initial public offerings, secondary offerings, bought deal financings and private placements. His practice also involves stock exchange listings, stockholder arrangements, corporate reorganizations and venture capital fund formation. Derek has acted on numerous venture capital financings on behalf of both investee companies as well as Canadian and US venture capital investors.

Derek generally acts for entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as for a number of investment dealers and other providers of capital.

Derek has acted for clients in a variety of corporate acquisitions and dispositions, particularly in the technology industry.

Derek counsels issuers, boards of directors, special committees and other transaction participants in various merger and acquisition matters, and in connection with take-over bids, proxy fights, stock exchange requirements and various corporate governance issues.