Cathy (Catherine) E. Wade: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

Cathy (Catherine) E. Wade

Vancouver,  BC  Canada
Phone604 691 6431

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Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fund Formation and Compliance
  • Immigration
  • Individual Immigration
  • Investment Funds and Income Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Financial Institutions
  • Forest Products and Agribusiness
  • Investment Banks and Broker Dealers
  • Life Sciences
  • Life Sciences and Health Care
  • Mining
  • Mining Finance and M&A Transactions
University Brock University, B.B.E., 1981
Law SchoolYork University, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1984; York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 1997
Admitted1986, Ontario; 1997, British Columbia

Activities and Affiliations

• Partner of Dentons Canada LLP - 2012 to present

• Prior to that, partner at other national law firms since 1996

• Former Chair of the National Business Law section of the Canadian Bar Association

• Former member of Securities and Equality Committee of the Ontario Bar and Canadian Bar Association

• Former member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Securities Commission

Community Involvement and Pro Bono


• Marathoner


Catherine is a senior securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer with international experience. Within this practice area, Catherine has experience in hostile takeovers and shareholder meetings, both as Chair of the meeting and as counsel to the Chair.

She acts for junior and senior listed companies and has experience in North America, the U.K., Europe and South Korea.

Catherine is a former member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee for the British Columbia Securities Commission and was a senior staff member at the Ontario Securities Commission from 1990-1994.


• Counsel to a mining company on a proposed joint venture, 2012

• Private placement of $45 million secured debentures and warrants by a forest products company, 2012

• Counsel to a labour fund company on a merger and unsolicited bid by a fund, 2010

• Organization of and acquisition by a corporation of forest products business, 2010


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• Presenter, What's So Special About Special Committees?, FMC Mining Seminar, Vancouver, January 22, 2013

• Presenter, Ethical Obligations of Corporate Counsel, FMC's CPD Bootcamp, Vancouver, November 22, 2012

• Presenter, Financing, Mining, Oil & Gas Industry of Argentina Conference - Corporate Governance Standards in Canada, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2008


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Cathy (Catherine) E. Wade

20th Floor, 250 Howe Street
VancouverBC V6C 3R8

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