Marlene J. Davidge

Marlene J. Davidge

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7322
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1977
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
BA, 1974
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1979

Overview

Marlene Davidge’s transaction-oriented practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business partnering, public offerings, financings, advice to boards and their committees, and all other aspects of securities law. She is well known both domestically and internationally for her work dealing with public and private managed products, including creative product design for mutual, pooled, hedge and segregated funds; wrap accounts and pension vehicles; and the myriad of issues surrounding portfolio management.

Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in mutual funds law (2009-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, investment funds (2016)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in investment funds and asset management, corporate finance & securities, and in corporate commercial law (2008-2014)

Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in investment funds and asset management (2009-2016)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in private funds (2014-2015)

Expert Guides' Women in Business Law—Leading lawyer in investment funds (2012-2014)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global, World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2008-2011)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading Canadian lawyer in investment funds (2009-2011)

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers—Leading lawyer in investment funds (2010)

Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in corporate finance and in investment funds (2008)

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s IFLR 1000, Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in M&A (2007)

Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada—Leading lawyer in investment funds law (2006)

Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate, corporate finance and in M&A (2006)

National Post’s International Women’s Day—The Power 50 Most Influential Women in Canada in 2003

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal—Leading lawyer in private funds (2002)

Insights

Media

Professional Involvement

A member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission from 1984 to 1989, Marlene has more recently been a member of one of the working committees established by the Canadian Securities Administrators to comment on the future regulatory structure for managed products, an area about which she has written and spoken extensively both in Canada and abroad.