Patricia L. Olasker
Partner

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5551
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: polasker@dwpv.com
 
 
 

Senior partner practising corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate finance transactions. Advises domestic and foreign acquirers, targets, hedge funds, boards of directors, special committees and investment banks. Represents issuers and underwriters in some of Canada's most complex and innovative financing transactions. Also specializes in public market derivatives, the development of innovative structured debt and equity products, high-yield debt financings and MJDS offerings of equity/debt. Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School. Past member of Davies' management committee, past chair, Securities Advisory Committee to OSC and legal adviser to OSC Chair. Member of advisory committee to Senate Banking Committee. Achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV). Named a leading lawyer in Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; WXN as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women; The Legal 500: Canada; IFLR1000; Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance & Transactional Lawyers; Lexpert®, as one of Canada's Top 25 Women Lawyers; 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award. LLB, Osgoode Law School; Berkeley, LLM program (Abt). Called to Ontario Bar 1979.


Year Called to the Bar:1979 (ON)
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