22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Partner, National Group Head – Corporate & Capital Markets, and member of BLG's Securities and Capital Markets Group and Investment Management Group. Practises corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law, insurance business law, and mergers & acquisitions. Advises and prepares applications on behalf of non-Canadian and domestic investment advisers, dealers, and fund managers in respect of carrying on business in Canada and registration under provincial securities legislation. Advises on pooled fund products, private placement of non-Canadian investment funds, and investment management structuring issues. Conducts independent audits of and advises securities registrants on designing and assessing governance structures and compliance policies and procedures, and strengthening compliance capability. Has acted on numerous acquisitions in a variety of areas, including those involving the acquisition of advisers, dealers, fund managers, insurers, and insurance brokers, and those in building products manufacturing, funeral services, and automotive industries. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Mutual Funds Law and Securities Law and Chambers Canada for Investment Funds. Named by WXN as one of Canada’s2020 Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Allianz Worldwide Partners and The Co-operators completed the merger of their respective Canadian travel insurance companies. The merger of Allianz Global Assistance Canada and TIC Travel Insurance Coordinators has created one of the largest travel insurance providers in the country, operating as Allianz Global Assistance.