Tina M. Woodside-Shaw

Tina M. Woodside-Shaw

Gowling WLG

Recognized since 2013

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Securities Law

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Tina Woodside is one of Canada's leading corporate and securities lawyers. A Toronto-based Gowling WLG partner with more than 25 years' experience, she can provide you with expert, strategic advice on corporate finance, M&A and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the natural resources and mining sectors.

Passionate about helping clients succeed in achieving their goals, Tina is known for her strong business acumen and commitment to delivering excellent service. She is a recognized expert in the areas of capital markets, M&A and corporate governance, and uses that expertise to deliver creative, effective, practical solutions to her clients. She also has a deep understanding of the mining industry, having served clients in that sector for over 25 years, and having served as a director of several mining companies for more than 15 years.

Tina's reputation as a leader in M&A, corporate governance, securities law and the mining sector has been recognized by numerous legal directories, including:

  • The International Who's Who of Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada — M&A and Corporate Governance
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada — Corporate Mid-Market
  • Lexpert's Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada — Natural Resources Law and Securities Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory — Mining, Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Mid-Market

    In her role as one of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP's two firm managing partners, Tina is primarily responsible for internal matters relating to the firm’s operations, including professional complement, service delivery, performance and firm culture.

    Prior to becoming firm managing partner, Tina was co-leader of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group, and, before that, was head of the Toronto Corporate Finance Department, a member of the Toronto office Management Committee, chair of the firm’s National Professional Development and Associates Committee, and chair of the firm's National Governance Committee.

    Tina believes in giving back to her community, and has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies and not-for-profits. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Business Directors’ Education Program, and is a certified director (ICD.D).

  • 1 First Canadian Place
    100 King Street West, Suite 1600
    Toronto, ON M5X 1G5
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Institute of Corporate Directors - Member
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member

Gowling WLG
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

232 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

36 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Securities Law
Special Focus:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


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