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About Robin

Robin's practice covers a broad range of commercial and transactional work, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, private equity and institutional investments.

Robin has experience acting for domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, such as food and beverage (including the plant-based and alternative proteins sector), technology and life sciences. In addition, she routinely provides pro-bono legal advice to a number of charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

In 2018, Robin completed a secondment within the medical device division of a large multinational life sciences company, where she advised on commercial arrangements and acted as the Canadian project manager on a global divestiture of the company's blood glucose monitoring business to private equity.

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Recent representative matters that Robin has advised on include:


  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. on its acquisition of LightLife Foods and Field Roast

  • COFRA Holding on its acquisition of Ontario Plants Propagation Limited from Sunridge Partners

  • Canada Bread Company, Limited on its acquisition of Stonemill Bakehouse Limited

  • Schlesinger Group, a portfolio company of Gauge Capital, on its acquisition of Methodify and AskingCanadians

  • Litera on its acquisition of Kira Systems and its industry-leading machine learning contract analysis technology

  • Ascential Group on its US$162-million acquisition of Perpetua Labs

  • A big five bank and a top Canadian telecommunications firm on their respective recent strategic acquisitions

  • Uptake on its acquisition of ShookIOT

  • Linamar Corporation on its C$1.2-billion acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies, a global market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized agriculture harvesting equipment

  • VerticalScope Inc. on its acquisition of a digital media company for outdoor enthusiasts

  • Robert Bosch on its acquisition of TrustPoint

  • Metroland Media Group and Torstar Corporation on the purchase and sale transaction of community newspapers and digital publications with Postmedia


  • A nationally recognized food service operator on its joint venture with an institutional commercial real estate owner for the redevelopment and long-term operation of food halls and other food facilities to service a landmark mixed-use property in Toronto

  • A multinational pharmaceutical company on various matters pertaining to its COVID-19 vaccine supply arrangements with the Government of Canada

  • A multinational media company on its worldwide corporate reorganizations

  • A leading beverage company on its joint venture with a prominent cannabis company

Pro Bono

  • The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, The Canadian Black Standard, Lumenus (Mental Health, Developmental & Community Services) and LIFT Impact Partners on their various legal needs


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2015
JD, University of Ottawa – 2014
BSc, University of Toronto – 2009

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