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 a 2018 Lexpert® Leading Energy Lawyer. She is recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 directory for her work in mergers & acquisitions, corporate, and securities law. Admitted to the Alberta Bar (2005) and British Columbia Bar (2006).