Patricia L. Olasker

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5551
Fax: (416) 863-0871

Patricia acts on many of Canada’s most complex M&A, capital markets, securities and mining transactions. She represents acquirers, targets and investors both in Canada and abroad and has extensive experience advising parties on both sides of shareholder activism issues. Boards of directors, special committees and activist shareholders regularly consult her on their corporate governance and transaction-specific matters. She also specializes in public market derivatives, the development of innovative structured debt and equity products and MJDS offerings of equity/debt. She is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching advanced M&A and is also former adviser to the chair of the OSC as well as past chair of the Securities Advisory Committee to the OSC. She is vice chair of the boards of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association and governor of the Royal Ontario Museum. Select Recognition: Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN; Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; IFLR1000; Who’s Who Legal; Best Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law; Lexpert® Magazine – Top 25 Women Lawyers in Canada; Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert Zenith Award.

Year Called to the Bar:1979 (ON)
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