Lorraine Lynds

Lorraine Lynds

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Securities Regulatory

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.6487



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002


Osgoode Hall Law School  -- York University -, LLB

Schulich School of Business – York University, MBA

Western University, Scholar’s Electives



Lorraine is a partner in the Corporate Group of our 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.

    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 defined contribution pension plan platform

    Canadian financial institution’s establishment of a multiple family office

  • Portfolio Management Association of Canada’s Toronto Compliance Forum

    Co-Presenter, September 13, 2023

  • Portfolio Management Association of Canada’s Toronto Compliance Forum

    Moderator, Research & Emerging Trends in Private Equity and Institutional Client Needs, June 2023

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association