Jennifer Wainwright is Chair of Aird & Berlis LLP's Investment Management and Registration Team and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Corporate/Commercial Groups, as well as the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions Teams.
Jennifer's practice focuses on investment management and registration matters. She advises resident and foreign dealers, advisors, investment, hedge and mutual funds and their managers and service providers on product structuring, regulatory compliance, derivatives and registration matters.
She also acts in the areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on advising public and private companies on governance, securities regulatory compliance and ongoing business issues. She has acted on numerous public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions on behalf of both multinational and emerging, entrepreneurial companies.
Jennifer is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The Securities Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of practising securities lawyers established to provide advice to the OSC and OSC staff on a variety of matters, including legislative and policy initiatives, and important capital market trends.
Jennifer has also been a member of the Small Business Advisory Committee of the OSC, which was mandated to assist the OSC in understanding and addressing on-going issues that face small and medium-size businesses.