Ghazal Hamedani is building a broad corporate and commercial practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, ESG and corporate governance issues, and corporate finance. In particular, Ghazal has experience representing private companies in a variety of transactions, including private placements, acquisitions and dispositions of shares and assets within multiple industries. As a member of Miller Thomson’s National ESG and Carbon Finance Group, Ghazal has experience helping clients in the constantly evolving regulatory landscape of carbon finance, ESG and disclosure obligations and sustainable bonds. Ghazal has obtained her certificate in ESG, Climate Risk and the Law from Osgoode and she is developing her practice in carbon offsets and emissions trading markets.
Ghazal’s key services in corporate commercial law emphasizes on:
- Carbon credits purchase, sale, trading, and finance
- Structuring and negotiation of share or asset transactions, including corporate acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, reorganizations, and workouts
- ESG related issues
- Mergers, amalgamations and plans of arrangement
- Corporate governance issues
- Author, “Letters of intent: You may have entered into a binding deal“, The Lawyers Daily, March 8, 2022
- Author, “Duty of Good Faith and its implications on performance and negotiation of commercial contracts in Canada post Covid-19“, Law Insider, May 19, 2020
- Counsel member for PACT Markham- Parents Against Child Trafficking, 2019-2020
- Volunteered and worked as a Pro Bono Officer for Environmental Foundation Clinic in Cardiff, UK, drafting government submissions, policy developments and various persuasive legal writing and proposals to the Planning authorities including the Environmental Agency, 2016-2017.
- Volunteered and worked as a Pro Bono Officer for NHS Continuing Healthcare Pro bono Clinic, in Cardiff, UK, drafting appeals and letters to the health board and assessed viability of cases in order to make strategic determination about which to accept based on available resources and potential impact on the outcome, 2015-2016.
- Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
- Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2019
- ESG, Climate Risk and the Law, 2022
- LL.B (First Class), Cardiff University, 2017
- B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto (St. George), 2014