Jennifer Jeffrey

Jenny is an associate in the corporate department at Osler in Toronto. Jenny practises in the area of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on corporate finance and securities, asset management, investment fund and securities regulatory matters.

Jenny has assisted clients to obtain regulatory approval for novel business strategies through applications for registration and exemptive relief. Jenny has experience advising registrant clients in setting up their compliance and investment management infrastructure including developing tailored policies and procedures and investment management documentation. She regularly advises on day-to-day compliance issues and assists with regulatory audits. She has a deep knowledge of registrants’ obligations under anti-money laundering (AML) legislation and has experience in assisting clients in developing and assessing the effectiveness of their AML compliance systems.

Jenny has assisted in the formation of investment funds and has prepared related agreements, relevant applications and other documentation in connection with the launch of a fund. In addition to investment fund and regulatory matters, Jenny has experience assisting clients in capital raising and other corporate transactions.

Jenny participated in the development of several policy projects in addition to operational work over a two-year period working in the Corporate Finance Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission.

Prior to joining Osler, Jenny worked for a securities law boutique where her practice focused on regulatory compliance and investment fund matters.

Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Nov 18, 2021

    Andrew MacDougall and Jennifer Jeffrey on diversity disclosure practices in Canada and what’s promoting change at the top – Lexpert TV

    Osler’s Andrew MacDougall and Jennifer Jeffrey recently spoke with Lexpert TV about the firm’s seventh annual Diversity Disclosure Practices...

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  • Osler Update Nov 26, 2019

    FINTRAC updates guidance regarding identity verification methods permitted under amendments to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations

    Updated FINTRAC guidance on identity verification indicates that reporting entities are expected to use software or other technological tools to...

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  • Blog Oct 28, 2019

    Board and executive diversity remains a focus for regulators: CSA releases its report on women on boards and in executive officer positions

    On October 2, 2019, the CSA released its fifth annual report on women on boards and in executive officer positions (the CSA Report). The CSA...

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  • Osler Update Oct 4, 2019

    CSA finalizes client focused reforms to Canadian securities registration rule

    On October 3, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Reforms to Enhance the Client-Registrant Relationship (Client Focused...

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Media Mentions

  • Osler News Dec 29, 2022

    Getting ahead on diversity in public companies – Lexpert TV

    Significant progress has been made in the number of women on boards and senior leadership positions since the launch of Osler's first Diversity...

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  • Osler News Nov 22, 2022

    The retail DE&I imperative – Retail Insider

    Retailers not focused on women and visible minorities may be limiting their potential innovation and success.

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  • Osler News Oct 13, 2022

    More work ahead, but corporate Canada making progress on diversity

    After eight years, the change to board composition in Canada is now obvious and widespread as Canadian boards have surpassed several important...

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  • Osler News Oct 29, 2021

    Progress for women on boards, less for Indigenous, minorities and those with disabilities – Canadian Lawyer

    n an interview with Canadian Lawyer, Osler’s Andrew MacDougall and Jennifer Jeffrey indicate that modest gains have been made for women at the...

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Community Involvement

  • Art Gallery of Ontario, AGONext, Ambassador

Speaking and Writing

Published Work


Significant policy work:

Jenny assisted in the development of the following policy projects while working at the Ontario Securities Commission:

  • Notice 45-712 – Progress Report on Review of Prospectus Exemptions to Facilitate Capital Raising, August 28, 2013.
  • OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58-401 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management, July 30, 2013.
  • CSA Staff Notice 54-302 Update on CSA Consultation Paper 54-401 Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure, October 31, 2013.
  • Proposed OSC Amendments to Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure of National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices, Proposed Disclosure Requirements Regarding the Representation of Women on Boards and in Senior Management, January 16, 2014.



  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.B.
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours)


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario