22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Partner and National Group Head of Corporate & Capital Markets, and a member of BLG’s Investment Management Group. Practises corporate law, with an emphasis on securities law, insurance business law, and mergers & acquisitions. Advises non-Canadian and domestic investment advisers, dealers, and fund managers in respect of carrying on business in Canada, registration under provincial securities legislation, and establishment of digital platforms. Advises on pooled fund products, private placement of non-Canadian investment funds, and investment management structuring issues. Conducts independent audits of securities registrants and advises on designing governance and compliance structures, and strengthening compliance capability. Has acted on numerous acquisitions in a variety of areas, including those involving advisers, dealers, fund managers, trading platforms, insurers, and insurance intermediaries. 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’s 2020 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.