Catherine Youdan is a partner who practises in the area of corporate finance and securities law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Catherine advises clients on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions. She has acted on behalf of issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private financings (including many Canada/US cross-border financings) and on behalf of acquirors and targets in public company acquisitions and purchasers and vendors in private company asset and share purchase transactions. Catherine has experience in industries such as consumer/retail, real estate, financial services and mining. She also provides ongoing advice to public issuers with respect to corporate governance requirements, continuous disclosure obligations and stock exchange matters. Prior to joining Blakes, Catherine practised at another prominent Toronto law firm. She also spent one year practising at a leading US law firm in New York as part of the foreign lawyer visiting program. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2003, after obtaining her LLB from the University of Toronto in 2002.