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Agnes Di Leonardi

Agnes Di Leonardi photo General counsel, corporate secretary and director | Mazda Canada

A highly experienced and dynamic corporate lawyer, Agnes Di Leonardi boasts substantial private practice and in-house experience and has impressed peers and clients alike with her exceptional leadership qualities. Currently in charge of the Canadian legal unit at Mazda, the Japanese car manufacturer, Di Leonardi holds overall responsibility for legal and corporate governance compliance matters. …

Andrea Hatzinikolas

Andrea  Hatzinikolas photo Vice president, corporate and legal | Alvopetro Energy

Andrea Hatzinikolas has been praised for the various legal roles she has taken on during her tenure at Alvopetro, currently serving as vice president, corporate and legal. Prior to this role, in 2007, Hatzinikolas was the general counsel of Petrobank Energy and Resources, as well as being the general counsel and corporate secretary of Lightstream …

Andrea Fellows

Andrea Fellows photo Director, corporate legal | Oxford Properties Group

Prior to assuming her current position as director of corporate legal at the international real estate company Oxford Properties Group, Andrea Fellows spent four years working at the Canadian law firm Goodmans. The highlight of Fellows’ professional career has been the unique opportunity to advise and work on the Hudson Yards project in New York …

Angela Avery

Angela Avery photo General counsel and vice president legal and business development | ConocoPhillips

Angela Avery’s legal career started in 1994 at the internationally recognised Canadian law firm Bennett Jones. After nearly five years at the firm and a one year spell in the legal secretariat of the United Nations, Avery made her move in-house, joining ConocoPhillips Canada. Avery currently combines her responsibilities at the helm of the Canadian …

Annelle Wilkins

Annelle Wilkins photo Senior vice president and general counsel | HSBC Bank Canada

Annelle Wilkins was appointed senior vice president and general counsel for HSBC Bank Canada in November 2007. She initially joined HSBC in 1995, and has held progressively more senior roles within the bank’s legal department in Canada. Prior to joining HSBC, she practiced at a national law firm. Very early in her career Wilkins was …

Anthony Lannie

Anthony Lannie photo Executive vice president and general counsel | Apache Canada

Anthony Lannie, general counsel at Apache Canada, oversees 42 employees in the legal department, of whom 28 are lawyers. Apache’s legal department prides itself on its world-class team of attorneys and support professionals, and Lannie has had an instrumental role in diversity initiatives and upholding the utmost standard of quality within his team. Thanks to …

Anthony Pagano

Anthony Pagano photo Chief counsel, M&A | Royal Bank of Canada

Anthony Pagano brings an extensive, high-profile international career in private practice and a strong understanding of business fundamentals to his role of chief counsel for M&A at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). An in-house lawyer whose sole focus is on company mergers and acquisitions in Canada is rare, which requires Pagano to flexibly supervise the …

Bram Abramson

Bram Abramson photo Chief legal and regulatory officer | TekSavvy Solutions

After assuming his position as chief legal and regulatory officer at the telecommunications company TekSavvy Solutions, Bram Abramson formed a functional legal department practically from scratch, hiring all lawyers and defining the scope of the department’s activities. Abramson pulled legal, regulatory and government relations work in-house, while slicing up legal and regulatory work to be …

Brian Hilbers

Brian Hilbers photo Chief legal officer and vice president, emergency management | Bruce Power

As chief legal officer and vice president at Bruce Power, Brian Hilbers leads a large team of 350. Although cost control during litigation has proven to be the biggest challenge for Hilbers, he has managed to implement various strong project management skills to ensure that the cost of legal services has remained at a 10 …

Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz photo Executive vice president legal and commercial services and corporate secretary | Aecon Group

Widely recognised by peers and clients alike for his ability to use his excellent judgment skills and ability to weigh legal and commercial risk in the context of a bigger commercial picture, Brian Swartz has over 15 years of combined in-house experience at the highest level. Currently in charge of the legal division at the …

Caroline McNicoll

Caroline McNicoll photo General counsel and corporate secretary | Pharmascience

After being called to the Quebec Bar in 1997, Caroline McNicoll started her career as a litigator in a medium-sized law firm in Quebec City. However, three years later an encounter with a client opened her eyes to the benefits of a career on the international scene. McNicoll went on to complete a Master’s degree …

Chantal Thibault

Chantal Thibault photo Managing director, legal | OMERS Private Equity

As with many other in-house lawyers in Canada, Chantal Thibault started her legal career in private practice, initially working as an associate at Goodmans in Toronto in the corporate and securities law practices. Thibault has been with OMERS Private Equity since April 2007, initially starting as their general counsel working on corporate transactions and subsequently …

Charlene Ripley

Charlene Ripley photo Executive vice president, general counsel | Goldcorp

Charlene Ripley, general counsel for Goldcorp, boasts 25 years’ experience in the field of corporate law. Ripley has an impressive list of achievements that includes building LINN Energy through numerous acquisitions ranging from several hundred million dollars to over $15bn in market cap, completed in just over five years with the company. Among her biggest …

Chris von Boetticher

Chris von Boetticher photo Vice president, general counsel and secretary | CI Investments

Chris von Boetticher has spent the majority of his career working as an in-house lawyer at his current employer CI Investments, where he was promoted to general counsel in 2008. Previous positions include a role at BPI financial and two roles in private practice. A highly intelligent lawyer with strong leadership qualities, von Boetticher has …

Christopher Ginther

Christopher Ginther photo Senior vice president and general counsel | Ontario Power Generations

An effective leader with 27 years of experience, Christopher Ginther has occupied senior and prestigious legal and operational positions at a variety of Canada’s largest business enterprises. Well known for building and leading high-performing legal and business teams he has shown executive leadership experience in a broad scope of matters. Ginther’s unique style of leadership, …

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