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About Jennifer

Based in our London office, Jennifer represents private and public companies and investors on a wide variety of Canadian business law matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestments, investments, capital market financings, joint ventures, restructurings, securities regulatory matters, and general commercial matters.

Jennifer regularly acts for issuers and underwriters on offerings of Canadian and international debt and equity, including private placements, public financings, IPOs, and cross-listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V). She also advises Canadian public issuers with respect to compensation, governance and disclosure matters.

Jennifer has expertise in a diverse range of sectors, including technology, mining, energy, private equity, defence and financial services.

After initially practising with Blakes in Toronto in the Corporate & Commercial and Capital Markets groups, Jenn joined a Magic Circle firm in London, U.K., providing capital markets advice to issuers and underwriters. In 2009, she rejoined Blakes in its London office and became a partner in 2015.

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  • Initial public offerings, secondary listings, public financings, private placements, and/or corporate governance advice for TSX and TSX-V issuers, including Rupert Resources, Condor Gold, Perseus Mining and Chalice Gold Mines

  • Ocado on its agreement with McKesson Canada to provide AI-powered fulfilment technology

  • Gresham House and the Mobeus VCTs on their exit from Proactive Group Holdings, a full-service investor engagement platform

  • An international defence manufacturer on the sale of its electronic intelligence business

  • Impact Oil & Gas on the sale of offshore energy interests to Africa Energy Corporation

  • Hancock Prospecting on its acquisition of Riversdale Resources

  • Chalice Gold on the acquisition and eventual sale of its Quebec portfolio of mining properties to O3 Mining for shares and royalties

  • SDX Energy on its combination with Madison PetroGas, equity financings, AIM listing, acquisition of energy assets from Circle Oil, and restructuring and redomicile

  • Reservoir Minerals on its US$135-million acquisition of an increased interest in the Timok copper gold project in Serbia, and its acquisition by Nevsun to create a US$1.1-billion company

  • TSX-V listed GB Minerals on its acquisition by Itafos and various financings and corporate matters

  • TSX-V listed Afferro Mining on its agreed take-over by International Mining and Infrastructure Corporation, valued at US$200-million

  • Chalice Gold on the acquisition and sale of the Cameron Gold Project in Ontario

  • ASX listed Toro Energy on the acquisition from the Sentient Group of debt and equity-based interests in TSX listed uranium explorer Strateco Resources

  • Solway Investment Group on its US$170-million acquisition of the Fenix ferro-nickel project from HudBay Minerals

  • Oranje-Nassau Energie on its C$102-million take-over of TSX-V listed Cirrus Energy

Awards & Recognition
  • Who's Who Legal: Global – 2022–2024 (Energy)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global – 2021–2024 (Mining)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2022–2023 (International Expertise)

Professional Activities

Jennifer is co-chair of the Lex Mundi Cross-Border Transactions Group and chair and honorary secretary of the Canada Club.

Jennifer was the founding co-chair of the AIJA Women's Network, past president of the AIJA Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Commission, and a former member of the executive committee of Women in Mining UK.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2004
LLB, University of Ottawa – 2003
BComm, University of Ottawa – 1999

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