Cyndi Laval is a partner in Gowlings’ Vancouver office and co-leader of Gowlings' national Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group and Global Mining Group. She specializes in the areas of corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and mining law.
Cyndi’s practice involves advising both domestic and foreign companies regarding friendly and hostile merger transactions, corporate finance activities, such as equity and debt financings, stock exchange listings, corporate and securities regulatory compliance, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance, and mining-related transactions. Cyndi is particularly active in advising publicly listed companies (TSX, TSXV, NYSE-MKT and AIM) in the resource industry.
Cyndi was named one of Vancouver’s 30 leading lawyers by the National Post and is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:
- Who's Who Legal: Mining 2015
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
- The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers 2014
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
Cyndi is past head of the Vancouver Business Law Group and has been a member of the Vancouver Management Committee. Cyndi previously served as a member of the firm’s National Partnership Admissions Subcommittee and is a member of the firm's Mining Group. Prior to joining private practice, Cyndi worked in the policy department of what is now the TSX Venture Exchange.
Cyndi was a member of the TSX Venture Exchange’s Local Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2013 and an instructor of the TSX Venture Exchange Rules and Tools Corporate Governance Workshop from 2004 to 2010. She has also given lectures at several other conferences and seminars.