Patricia L. Olasker - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Patricia L. Olasker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Patricia Olasker is a senior partner in the Corporate/Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Mining practices. She advises domestic and foreign acquirers, targets, hedge funds, special committees and investment banks in M&A transactions, proxy contests and shareholder activism. She represents issuers and underwriters in some of Canada's most complex and innovative financing transactions. She also specializes in public market derivatives, the development of innovative structured debt and equity products, high-yield debt financings and multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) offerings. Patricia advises boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance and transaction-specific matters.

Patricia is a past member of the Davies' Management Committee and a member of Davies' China practice group. Patricia was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission from 1984 to 1985 as a legal advisor to the Chairman. She also served on an advisory committee to the Senate Banking Committee. She is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching an advanced mergers and acquisitions course.

Patricia's full bio is available here.

Office Location

155 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Finance)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mining Law
Securities Law