Speaker Profiles

Patricia Olasker

Patricia Olasker



Patricia acts on many of Canada’s most complex M&A and capital markets transactions across all sectors and has extensive experience advising parties on both sides of proxy contests and shareholder activism. Boards of directors, special committees and activist shareholders regularly consult her on their corporate governance and transaction-specific matters. She also specializes in public market derivatives, the development of innovative structured debt and equity products and MJDS offerings of equity/debt. She is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching Advanced M&A. She is a member of the OSC’s CEO Advisory Council, former adviser to the chair of the OSC and past chair of the OSC’s Securities Advisory Committee. She is Vice Chair of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, President of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association and Vice Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation Board. Select Recognition: Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN; Chambers Global; The Legal 500 Canada; IFLR1000; Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Best Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law; Lexpert Magazine’s Top 25 Women Lawyers in Canada; Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert Zenith Award.

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