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About Emily

Emily's practice focuses on pension fund investment, private equity, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and emerging growth companies. She regularly advises purchasers, target companies and vendors on a variety of acquisition transactions, private placements of equity and debt securities, and commercial matters. Emily also advises financial technology companies and regulated financial institutions on corporate, commercial and financial regulatory matters, including anti-money laundering and consumer protection issues.

Emily is skilled in using and developing innovative legal tools to provide efficient, high-quality work. In 2019, she received the Precedent Magazine Innovation Award for her development of an innovative client tool.

Prior to joining Blakes, Emily worked as an associate at another international law firm.

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Representative transactions include advising:

  • Owlpoint IP Opportunities on the acquisition of all of the shares of Wi-LAN Inc. for proceeds of approximately US$70-million

  • Ancala Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in Noventa Energy Partners and related project financing

  • Inflexion Private Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in dss+ from Gyrus Capital

  • Various federally regulated financial institutions in connection with joint ventures and complex reorganizations

  • Various not-for-profit organizations in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters

  • Various Ontario-based technology startups in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and general corporate and commercial matters

  • Various pension plans on their private equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure fund investments

  • A private equity firm in connection with its continuing consolidation of specialist practices across Canada

  • Koho Financial on various matters, including investment rounds led by Portag3 and Drive Capital

Awards & Recognition

Emily has been recognized in the following publications:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Corporate Law, Banking and Finance Law)

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2023 (Corporate Law)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2018
JD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law – 2017
BASc (Mathematics), McMaster University – 2014

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