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Kathleen Ritchie

Gowling WLG Canada
Partner, Head of Toronto Business Law Department
Kathleen Ritchie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. She serves as head of Toronto's Business Law Department and is the past leader of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group (2010-2013). She practises securities and corporate law, and has over 20 years of experience advising on public and private M&A and corporate finance transactions, as well as securities regulatory matters. Kathleen is a past member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s 12-member Securities Advisory Committee.

Kathleen's M&A practice involves providing advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including takeover and issuer bids, plans of arrangement and asset sales, for both public and private companies. She has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of M&A. Kathleen's corporate finance practice includes acting on behalf of public companies in public offerings and private placements of both equity and debt securities, including bought deal financings and shelf prospectuses. Kathleen also advises public companies on securities regulatory requirements, including disclosure requirements, stock exchange and related requirements, regulatory reviews and investigations of disclosure/trading and matters relating to shareholder meetings, including proxy contests. Kathleen has also been ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Securities.