Denise Nawata is a corporate-commercial partner practising in the fields of corporate finance & securities, cross-border mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance law. Her practise is focused on complex business transactions, for both public and private companies at various stages of their corporate growth. Denise acts for clients in a wide-range of industries, including natural resources (with extensive experience in mining and oil & gas transactions), technology and life sciences. In 2016, Denise was named as one of "Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40”. She was also recognized as a 2017 Lexpert® Leading Lawyer to Watch and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2018. She is recognized in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Canada directory for her work in mergers & acquisitions law, corporate law and securities law. Admitted to the Alberta Bar (2005) and British Columbia Bar (2006).