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Diane Wu
Diane Wu (she, her, hers) Associate | New York

About Diane

Diane's practice covers a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and commercial transactions.

Diane joined Blakes as a summer student in 2018 and completed her articles with the Firm in 2019/2020. During her articles, she completed a secondment in the legal department of a global food and beverage company.

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Representative matters include acting on behalf of:

  • Apollo Global Management Inc. in its acquisition of a minority stake in PetSmart from BC Partners LLP

  • Paramount on the US$1.6-billion sale of Simon & Schuster to KKR & Co. Inc.

  • A consolidator in the Canadian health-care industry on its acquisitions, equity offerings and corporate governance matters

  • Lyft, Inc. in its acquisition of PBSC Urban Solutions, a global supply leader for bikeshare equipment and technology

  • Scotiabank on the establishment of its joint venture with Cineplex, Canada's largest movie theatre chain, and Empire, one of Canada's largest grocery retailers, and the launch and expansion of the Scene+ national loyalty program

  • L Catterton on various transactions, including its acquisitions of Birkenstock and Beauty Industry Group

  • Litera on its acquisition of Kira Systems and its industry-leading machine learning contract analysis technology

  • MCAP on its acquisition of Paradigm Quest creating Canada's largest non-bank lender with more than C$140-billion in mortgage assets under management

  • A multinational media company in connection with the reorganization and ongoing management of its global holding structure


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2020
JD, Queen's University – 2019
BCom (Hon.), Queen's University – 2018

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