Sylvia Rowat

Sylvia is an associate in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group of our Vancouver office. Sylvia advises companies at all stages of growth on venture financing, general corporate matters, shareholder agreements and equity incentive plans. She also represents venture capital, angel and strategic investors in technology companies.

Sylvia’s experience includes asset sales, share sales, amalgamations, secondary sales and corporate and tax reorganizations.

Prior to receiving her JD/MBA at the University of British Columbia, Sylvia graduated as faculty valedictorian from McGill University.

Representative Work

  • Clio

    Clio in its record-setting US$900-million Series F investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

  • MarineLabs Data Systems Inc.

    MarineLabs in its closing of a $4.5 million seed funding round

  • Active Impact

    Active Impact in its securing of over $70 million for its third fund

  • ProShop ERP

    ProShop ERP (Adion Systems Inc.) in its CAD$42 million growth investment from Mainsail Partners

  • Pender Ventures

    Pender Ventures in connection with Traction Complete’s $5 million Series A financing round

Awards and Recognition

  • Guild Yule & LLP Prize in Ethics and Professionalism (2019)
  • Joan Joyce Carter Memorial Scholarship (2018)
  • Ghent Davis Memorial Law Scholarship (2018)
  • Tracey Gibb Memorial Scholarship in Law (2018)
  • Ethel Davis MBA Scholarship (2018)
  • Responsible Business and Community Spirit UBC Graduate Scholarship (2018)
  • Faculty of Arts Valedictorian, McGill University (2016)
  • Dean’s Honour List, McGill University (2013-2016)

Community Involvement

  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Pro Bono Students Canada
  • West Coast L.E.A.F.
  • Allard Women’s Caucus, Dress for Success Coordinator



  • University of British Columbia, JD/MBA (2021)
  • McGill University, BA (2016)


  • English