Shawn Cymbalisty

Shawn practices in the area of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on investment funds, asset management, securities lending and derivatives regulation.  He has assisted fund managers, pension funds and other institutional investors with various matters relating to exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and managed account arrangements, including fund formations, significant investments, portfolio management compliance matters and investment management, trust, securities lending and custodial agreements. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters and has assisted in the formation and financing of many emerging companies.

Shawn is a qualified and licensed professional engineer with significant experience in the mining sector designing automated systems at all stages of the mining process. His additional work experience includes commercial robotics research, computer programming and oil & gas engineering. He leverages this diverse industry experience to provide tailored and effective solutions for our broad range of clients.

Shawn joined the firm as a summer student in 2012, completed his articles with the firm in 2013-2014 and returned as an associate in 2014. 


Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • 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 investme...

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    CSA publishes updated guidance on ESG-related investment fund disclosure
  • Osler Update Jan 19, 2024

    CSA publish proposed amendments to Canadian public crypto asset fund rules

    On January 18, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators published proposed amendments affecting investment funds that seek to invest in crypto ass...

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    CSA publish proposed amendments to Canadian public crypto asset fund rules
  • 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 cos...

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    Final rules for Total Cost Reporting released with important changes
  • Osler Update Mar 5, 2020

    OSC proposes restrictions on use of DSC option in the sale of mutual funds

    The Ontario Securities Commission has published for comment proposed Ontario Securities Commission Rule 81-502 Restrictions on the Use of the Deferred...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Investment Funds
  • IFLR1000: Rising Stars Awards Americas 2022: Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in Investment Funds
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Prize (2013)
  • Dean’s Honor List, Western University, Faculty of Law (2010-11, 2012-13)

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Feb 16, 2023

    Osler welcomes 10 new partners and two new counsel in 2023

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 10 new partners and two new counsel across four of our offices, effective March 1, 2023.

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  • Osler News Oct 13, 2022

    Five Osler lawyers named 2022 IFLR Rising Stars

    Congratulations to Osler’s Laure Fouin, Shawn Cymbalisty, Amelia Miao, Amanda Heale and Erin Rubin on being named 2022 IFLR Rising Stars. These awards...

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Credentials

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, J.D. (Distinction)
  • University of Waterloo, BASc Mechatronics Engineering (Distinction)
  • Professional Engineers Ontario, P.Eng

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario