Victoria  Graham

Victoria Graham

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Financial Services Regulatory

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4856



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2000


  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B. (with Distinction)
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (with Distinction)



Victoria’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate governance and complex commercial arrangements for financial institutions, REITs, and public and private corporations, with specialized expertise in the financial services and retirement homes sectors.  

In addition to her transactional practice, Victoria routinely advises Canadian and foreign financial institutions and other regulated and unregulated financial service providers on a variety of regulatory matters, including bank and insurance regulation,  Fintech, compliance, establishment of new financial institutions in Canada, corporate governance, credit cards, payment and settlement systems, compliance and outsourcing arrangements.

Victoria completed a secondment at the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions in 2010.

  • CURO

    CURO in its acquisition of Flexiti Financial

  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in its $1.13 billion acquisition of People Corporation

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its investment in Duo Bank of Canada in connection with Duo Bank of Canada’s acquisition of Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc.

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in Intact Financial Corporation’s acquisition of RSA Insurance Group

  • Princeton Holdings Limited

    Princeton Holdings Limited in the sale of The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited to Intact Financial Corporation.

  • Genworth Financial, Inc.

    Genworth Financial in its $2.4 billion agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Genworth’s stake in Genworth MI Canada Inc.

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio valued at $2.4 billion in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia

    The Bank of Nova Scotia in the sale of its Caribbean banking operations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited

  • The Riverside Company

    The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kii Naturals Inc.

    • Manulife Financial Corporation in its $4 billion acquisition of the Canadian-based operations of Standard Life plc.
    • Starz Entertainment in $4.4 billion sale to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
    • Ventas Inc. in its $980 million acquisition of 29 independent living seniors housing communities across Canada from Holiday Retirement Corp.
    • Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. in its $170 million acquisition of eight independent living seniors housing communities and one assisted living facility located in Ontario and British Columbia from BayBridge Seniors Housing
    • Chorus Aviation in its $80 million acquisition of Voyageur Airways
    • Ventas Inc. in its successfully litigated cash acquisition of the assets of Sunrise Senior Living REIT
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  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulations
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Banking and Finance: Financial Services
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Financial Services Regulatory (Highly Regarded)
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Leading Individual in Banking and Finance

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario