Lorraine Lynds

Lorraine is a partner in the Corporate Group of Osler's Toronto office. Her practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on investment management and securities regulatory matters.  Lorraine has advised issuers, distributors and institutional investors with respect to ETFs, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds and managed account arrangements.

She has significant experience advising various categories of dealers, advisers and fund managers on strategic matters and on their compliance obligations under Canada’s registration rules. She also has experience in mergers and acquisitions involving financial services firms, and in investment fund mergers and restructurings.

Lorraine previously completed her articles and was an associate at Osler. Before returning to the firm, Lorraine was Assistant General Counsel at a leading multinational financial institution.


Representative Work

Prior to joining Osler:

  • Canadian MFDA and IIROC member firms regarding strategic implications of the creation of the New Self Regulatory Organization
  • Various categories of Canadian dealer and advisor registrants in complying with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities’ client focused reforms
  • Canadian investment dealer’s establishment of an alternative funds platform
  • Canadian trust company’s acquisition of a charitable foundation administration business
  • Canadian financial institution’s strategic partnership with an online wills platform
  • Canadian financial institution’s creation of an off-the-shelf DC pension plan platform
  • Canadian financial institution’s establishment of a multiple family office

Latest Insights

  • Blog Apr 2, 2024

    CIRO publishes proposals to level the advisor compensation playing field

    Earlier this year, the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization published a consultation paper outlining policy options that would help to level...

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    CIRO publishes proposals to level the advisor compensation playing field
  • Osler Update Mar 13, 2024

    CSA publishes updated guidance on ESG-related investment fund disclosure

    On March 7, the Canadian Securities Administrators released expanded guidance on disclosure and sales communication practices for ESG-related...

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    CSA publishes updated guidance on ESG-related investment fund disclosure
  • Osler Update Nov 7, 2023

    CIRO Rule Consolidation kicks off with Phase 1 proposals

    The Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) has published for comment Phase 1 of its Rule Consolidation Project proposals. What...

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    CIRO Rule Consolidation kicks off with Phase 1 proposals
  • Osler Update Apr 21, 2023

    Final rules for Total Cost Reporting released with important changes

    On April 20, 2023, the Canadian Securities Administrators, jointly with the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators, released final amendments to...

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    Final rules for Total Cost Reporting released with important changes

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Apr 4, 2023

    Lorraine Lynds joins Osler’s Corporate group in Toronto as a partner

    Osler welcomes Lorraine Lynds to the Corporate group as a partner.

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

  • Round Table with IIAC
    Co-Host, “Ciro Proposal regarding Advisor Incorporation”, April 25, 2024

Credentials

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School  -- York University -, LLB
  • Schulich School of Business – York University, MBA
  • Western University, Scholar’s Electives

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association