Sienne Lau

Sienne Lau  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Sienne Lau is an associate in the Securities and Capital Markets Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Sienne is focusing her practice on securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and investment management.

Sienne acts for public and private companies, underwriters and special committees in connection with mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings and private placement transactions. She also advises companies on general corporate matters, disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters.

In addition, Sienne acts for investment fund managers in connection with the formation, management and operation of public and private investment funds in Canada. She has also been involved in dealer and advisor registration matters and the preparation of derivatives documentation.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sienne worked as a freelance business news writer for CNN International.

Sienne is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Representative Work

  • Acted for Holloway Lodging Corporation in the acquisition of Royal Host for $157 million.
  • Acted for Anfield Nickel Corp. in its sale of Mayaniquel S.A. to Cunico Resources N.V. for approximately $61 million.
  • Acted for a Canadian private equity firm in its $30 million acquisition of a golf equipment company.
  • Acted for a private equity firm in its $30 million acquisition of a Canadian safety and military equipment company.
  • Acts for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on the implementation of its Canada Mortgage Bond program and the fully underwritten offerings (to date) of over $300 billion in CMB bonds since program launch in 2001.
  • Acts for Canadian- and US-based investment fund managers in connection with the continuous offering of retail investment funds in Canada.
  • Acts for manufacturers of exchange-traded funds in connection with the creation and ongoing operations of these funds.
  • Acts for Canadian advisers, dealers and investment fund managers with respect to registration and ongoing securities regulatory and compliance matters.

Publications & Presentations