Nadia S. Narain

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2020

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  • Bio
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Nadia builds long-lasting relationships with clients by providing practical, tailored advice. She is committed to understanding the complex industries in which her clients conduct business and to advancing their business goals.

Nadia is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, and general corporate and commercial matters. She assists publicly listed companies – primarily in the mining, cannabis and technology sectors – with transactions, corporate governance matters, continuous disclosure requirements and ongoing public company maintenance.

Her previous experience includes working as Associate Counsel at a publicly traded precious metals mining company.

Nadia volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario by providing advice on the Pro Bono Ontario Free Legal Advice Hotline on corporate and non-profit matters.

Other Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

 

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Member, Women in Law Leadership Awards (Ontario) Committee 

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Women in Law
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Representative Matters

Represented Linamar Corporation in its acquisition of Bourgault Industries Ltd., a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer, for $640 million. In conjunction with the Bourgault transaction closing, Linamar also finalized a new $700-million term loan agreement.

Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) in connection with its acquisition of a substantial portion of Mobex Fourth and 1, LLC’s U.S.-based assets.

Represented Small Pharma Inc. (TSXV: DMT) in the sale of all of its issued and outstanding securities to Cybin Inc. (NYSE American: CYBN) (NEO: CYBN).

Acted as legal counsel to Thesis Gold (TSXV: TAU), a mineral exploration company in northern British Columbia, in its merger with Benchmark Metals Inc.

Represented Delta Consulting Group in connection with the acquisition of Froese Forensic Partners.

Represented a U.S. private equity firm as Canadian counsel in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian software company focused on streamlining operations and improving operational efficiency in the manufacturing industry.

Advised Origin, an outdoor-focused, digitally driven creative, content and branding agency, in connection with its acquisition by MMGY Global, a leading travel and hospitality marketing firm.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Canada's New Modern Slavery Act: Does It Apply to You?" EDA's Directors Summit, May 2, 2024.

Panellist, "Voices of Resilience: Women of Colour Leading in Law," WOCinLaw, Ted Rogers School of Management, March 29, 2023. 

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "How ESG Considerations Can Impact and Create Value in M&A Transactions," Aird & Berlis LLP ESG Bulletin, April 9, 2024.

Co-Author, "First Reports Under Canada’s Mandatory Supply Chain Reporting Regime Due by May 31, 2024," Aird & Berlis LLP, February 21, 2024.

Co-Author, "The 2023 Canadian Environmental Reporting Landscape: OSFI Guideline B-15 and ISSB Global Sustainability Reporting Framework," Key Developments in Environmental Law, 2023 Edition, Thomson Reuters.

Co-Author, "Equity Rollovers in Inbound Canadian Cross-Border M&A," Aird & Berlis LLP Capital Markets Bulletin, October 17, 2023.

Co-Author, "Progress in Standardizing Voluntary ESG and Sustainability Reporting," Aird & Berlis LLP, September 19, 2023.

Co-Author, “A Closer Look at OSFI Guideline B-15: Climate Risk Management," Aird & Berlis LLP, June 27, 2023.

Co-Author, "Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Diligence: What Canada's Proposed Anti-Forced and Child Labour Legislation Could Mean for Your Business," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 30, 2023.

Co-Author, "Proposed Climate-Related and ESG Disclosure Requirements: Insights and Guidance for Junior Mining Issuers," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 6, 2023.

Co-Author, "CSA Publishes Guidance on Greenwashing and ESG Disclosures," Aird & Berlis LLP, February 1, 2023.

Education

  • LLB. University College London, 2016
  • Certificate in Sustainability Leadership, Harvard University, 2021