Vanessa Hansford

Vanessa Hansford is a Partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP based in Toronto. She has more than a decade of business law experience and specializes in investment funds, asset management and securities regulatory matters.

Vanessa regularly advises investment managers, private equity sponsors, Canadian pension plans and other institutional investors on a diverse range of complex matters relating to exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, closed-end funds and private equity funds. She has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters (including both public offerings and private placements) as well as assisted with a variety of fund formations (both public and private).

Vanessa joined the firm as a summer student in 2009 and completed her articles with the firm in 2010-2011.


Representative Work

  • Purpose Investments Inc.

    Purpose Investments Inc. in its acquisition of LOGiQ Asset Management for approximately $32 million

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 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 Oct 15, 2015

    Toronto Stock Exchange Announces Amendments to the Company Manual

    Amendments to the TSX Company Manual will be of particular interest to participants in the investment funds and asset management industries.

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Media Mentions

  • Osler News Mar 1, 2020

    Osler welcomes 11 new partners, 1 new counsel

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 11 new partners and one new counsel across three of our offices, effective March 1.

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Credentials

Education

  • University of Ottawa, J.D. (cum laude)
  • York University, H.B.A. (magna cum laude)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario