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Charles Kraus is a Canadian and U.S.-qualified associate in the Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott. Mr. Kraus' practice is focused on cross-border public and private capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

In his capital markets practice, Mr. Kraus frequently represents underwriters, issuers and major investors in both public and private securities offerings, including Canadian "bought deals" and prospectus offerings, U.S. MJDS offerings, "offshore transactions" under Regulation S, and private placements in the U.S. under Rule 144A and Regulation D.


In his M&A and corporate governance practice, Mr. Kraus frequently acts for Canadian and U.S.-based public and private companies in a broad range of asset and share transactions, including by way of take-over bid and plan of arrangement. Mr. Kraus frequently advises Canadian clients regarding accessing the U.S. capital markets, including U.S. exchange listings and compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


Practice areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    14 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    14 years
  3. Securities Offerings: 25%
    14 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    14 years

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Stikeman Elliott LLP

4300 Bankers Hall West
888 3rd Street SW
Calgary, AB, AL, Canada


MNAuthorized to practice200107/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateStikeman Elliott LLP2005 - Present
AssociateRider Bennett LLP2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities CommitteeMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions CommitteeMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude2001
Northwestern CollegeSocial ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998