Marc Kushner

Marc Kushner



Marc is the head of Dorsey’s U.S. M&A practice and is a highly regarded M&A attorney with a focus on complex U.S. and cross-border transactions.

Marc’s experience includes advising public and private companies, private equity firms and pension funds on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, recapitalizations and other transactional matters.

In addition to advising Canadian clients on cross-border deals in the U.S., Marc has acted on large and complex international transactions involving companies worldwide, including in Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, China, Africa, and Indonesia. Marc also has extensive expertise in representations and warranties insurance and has advised buyers, sellers, and insurers on many recent transactions.

Education & Admissions

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1988)

Oxford University (Diploma in Legal Studies, 1985)

Harvard College (A.B., 1983)


  • New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, 1988-1989


Representative Transactions

  • Manara Minerals in a deal to acquire 10% of Vale Base Metals Limited, the holding entity of Vale SA’s energy transition metals business
  • China Molybdenum in its $2.65 billion acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan’s indirect 56% interest in the Tenke Fungurume coppercobalt mine
  • China Molybdenum in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Anglo American’s Brazilian niobium and phosphates businesses
  • BHR Newwood in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Lundin Mining's indirect 24% interest in the Tenke Fungurume copper-cobalt mine
  • PSA International in its acquisitions of Halterm Container Terminal
  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $900 million acquisition of General Chemical Corporation
  • China Molybdenum in its $495 million acquisition of IXM B.V. from NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund
  • China Molybdenum in its participation in the $466 million acquisition of the global metals business of Louis Dreyfus Company by NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund
  • Fibocom Wireless in its acquisition of Sierra Wireless’ automotive embedded module product line for $165 million
  • Kensington Capital Partners Limited in its $85 million recapitalization of Kenona Industries LLC in conjunction with management and co-investors
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in the acquisition of Imperial Parking Corporation, one of the largest parking management companies in North America
  • Warburg Pincus LLC and certain of its affiliates, in connection with ongoing portfolio company matters

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment Speaker, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 10-12, 2019
  • 3rd International Congress on Mining Law Speaker, Brasila, May 9, 2017
  • Doing Business in the United States Co-Presenter, The U.S. beckons – Financing and acquisition opportunities for Canadian companies, Montréal, October 20, 2016

Industries & Practices

Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Benefit Corporations
  • Canada Cross-Border Transactions
  • China
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
  • Europe
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Insurance Law
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Private Equity
  • Transactional Risk Insurance

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • New York State Bar Association, Corporations Law Committee


  • Chambers Global: Band 1 (International & Cross-Border Transactions in Canada) 2021
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized as a Notable Practitioner in M&A and Private Equity 2023; 2020; 2019; 2018
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York 2018 Cornerstone Award
  • Platts Global Metals Deal of the Year 2017
Marc Kushner