From structuring to fund formation and investments, Shannon has broad experience working closely with fund sponsors and institutional investors on their fund activities across diverse funds and geographies.
With a focus on private equity, Shannon represents fund sponsors on all aspects of the fund formation and capital raising process, as well as public pension plans and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds. Co-head of Torys' Private Equity Funds practice, Shannon's broad experience extends to private equity funds, fund-of-funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds.
Shannon is exceptional in every way and she bends over backwards to help her clients.’
—Chambers Canada, 2023
Investors that Shannon regularly represents include: Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Bank of Montreal Pension Fund Society, CPP Investments, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, OPSEU Pension Trust, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, TD Bank, as well as other pension fund and sovereign wealth clients in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital, film finance, credit, infrastructure and hedge funds.
Shannon has also worked with Sun Life, BentallGreenOak, Northleaf Capital Partners, CBRE Caledon Capital, Portland Investment Counsel, Imperial Capital, Sagard Holdings and OMERS Ventures to establish and raise capital for their private investment funds.
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in investment funds: fund formation and investment funds
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in private funds law and corporate law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in private equity and investment funds