Denise C. Nawata *



Key Practice Area

Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities

Year of Call





Advising both public and private companies, Denise has experience in a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, plans of arrangements and other corporate reorganizations and debt and equity financings.

Her practice also focuses on advising issuers with respect to securities reporting, compliance and disclosure obligations and general corporate matters. In addition, Denise advises clients on mining and oil & gas title matters and project permitting issues.

  • PolyMet Mining Corp. in connection with a US$195 million rights offering backstopped by Glencore AG.
  • PolyMet Mining Corp. in connection with a transaction involving Teck Resources Limited in forming a new joint venture company.
  • Owners of PODA Holdings, Inc. in a sale of US$100.5 million of technology assets to Altria Group, Inc.
  • Famille C, the Courtin-Clarins family private investment fund and owner of French cosmetic group, Clarins, in the acquisition of ILIA Beauty.
  • Eurazeo SE and 2Ride Group in the acquisition of Troy Lee Designs.
  • Copper Mountain Mining Corporation in connection with its US$250 million Norwegian bond offering.
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a BC-based private meal-planning app for US$25 million.
  • Intrahealth Systems Limited in connection with its $20 million acquisition by WELL Health Technologies Corp.
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
  • Independent Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for E-Comm 911, Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated, the multi-municipality agency providing emergency communication operations for British Columbia.
  • Board member of the Brinkman Group, a family-owned suite of companies that provides business-based solutions to various complex environmental problems and a key leader in the Canadian reforestation industry.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2024)
  • Lexpert Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers (2024)
  • Lexpert Leading Energy Lawyers (2023)
  • Lexpert Leading Mining Lawyers (2023)
  • Lexpert Leading Technology and Health Sciences Lawyers (2022)