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Mikolaj Niski maintains a broad and growing practice in business law and mergers and acquisitions. He assists domestic and foreign clients with the acquisition and sale of businesses, private equity transactions, venture capital funding, corporate reorganizations, corporate financings and private placements.

Mikolaj advises early- and growth-stage companies as well as established businesses across a range of industries on corporate governance and commercial matters, including the review and preparation of complex agreements.

While at law school, Mikolaj served as a case manager with Western University’s Sport Solution legal clinic, a program developed to assist Canadian athletes in preventing and resolving sport-related legal issues.



Representative Matters

  • Represented numerous corporate clients with internal corporate reorganizations.
  • Represented foreign clients with the establishment of Canadian businesses.
  • Represented a multinational financial services corporation in its acquisition of a fraud and chargeback solutions provider.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of an eClinical solutions & services provider.
  • Represented a consulting and marketing agency in its sale to a multinational professional services company.
  • Represented a leading cruise company in its acquisition of several regional cruise lines.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a CMMS provider.
  • Represented an international drilling product and service supplier in the acquisition of a drilling company.
  • Represented a real estate investment fund in its investments in residential condominium buildings.
  • Represented a healthcare technology company in its acquisition of an imaging solutions designer and developer.
  • Represented a television media company in its sale to a consortium.
  • Represented a payroll service provider in its sale to a private equity firm.
  • Represented an industrial and specialty services contractor in its sale to a private equity firm.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2017
Called to the Ontario bar
2016
JDWestern University
2011
BAWestern University

Publications

Insights by Mikolaj Niski (7 Posts)

When COVID met MAE in the Ordinary Course: Ontario Court Orders Buyer to Complete its M&A Transaction

Jan 13, 2021

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc. v Duo Bank of Canada has established an important precedent for the interpretation of material adverse effect clauses and covenants to carry on business in the ordinary course, both of which are common features of M&A transaction agreements.

Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

Aug 21, 2020

Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

What’s Market in Canada, eh? A New Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study

Jan 25, 2020

Key takeaways from the ABA's 2019 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study

December 10, 2018 – Deadline for Creating Register of Ownership Interests in Land Held by Ontario Corporations

Nov 28, 2019

The Forfeited Corporate Property, Act 2015 in Ontario, December 10 2016, introduced record-keeping obligations by amending the Ontario Business Corporations Act

Don’t Let the Door Hit Your Bonus on the Way Out: Resignations and Bonus Payments

Feb 6, 2017

Don't Let the Door Hit Your Bonus on the Way Out: Resignations and Bonus Payments

The Employee Doth Protest the Right Amount: Implementing Changes To Employment Contracts

Jan 5, 2017

The Employee Doth Protest the Right Amount: Implementing Changes To Employment Contracts

Representation and Warranties Insurance

Sep 30, 2015

Representation and Warranties Insurance