Kristina Shaw

Associée | London


Portrait de Kristina Shaw

( Disponible en anglais seulement )


Kristina Shaw’s many years of experience in corporate law has her advising various clients—from start-ups to large corporations—on a broad range of business law and finance matters. Kristina continually strives to build trusted adviser relationships with entrepreneurs, executives, and senior leadership teams while providing practical, timely, and cost-effective advice. Kristina is also involved in the Firm’s social impact practice and works with a number of not-for-profit and charitable entities.

Kristina has extensive experience advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, lending and asset-based financing transactions (acting for both lenders and borrowers), business structures, partnerships, joint venture arrangements, and corporate reorganizations. Kristina’s work with not-for-profit organizations includes forming new entities, mergers, and corporate governance.

Kristina provides practical advice and counsel in a number of key areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions: representing owners of businesses in many industries on acquisitions, sales, mergers, and plans of arrangement.
  • Lending: representing lenders (institutional and non-institutional) and borrowers in the establishment of traditional secured financings, unsecured credit facilities, equipment leasing and other lease finance arrangements, and asset-based transactions.
  • Business formation: representing entrepreneurs in the formation and establishment of new businesses.
  • Regulated professional corporations: assisting regulated professionals to create professional corporations, transfer existing professional practices, and acquire or dispose of professional practices.
  • Social impact: assisting charities and not-for-profit organizations with mergers, corporate governance, formation and organization, windup, and dissolution.

Réalisations professionnelles et leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate Law, 2015-2024
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Corporate Commercial Law, 2014 - 2023; Banking and Financial Institutions, 2017-2023; Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022-2023
  • Lexpert Zenith Award: Mid-Career Excellence in the Legal Profession, 2018
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in London/Windsor
  • Recipient, Stuart Tom Prize in Business Law
  • Recipient, McCarthy Tetrault LLP Prize in Business Law
  • Recipient, Greta J. Grant Award for Community Legal Services

Mandats importants

  • Represented a US-based shareholder of large national animal feed and nutrition manufacturer on the sale of shares of Canadian subsidiary to a multinational animal nutrition and health products distributor.
  • Represented a Southwestern Ontario-based company in connection with the sale of a retirement residence to a national retirement residence and seniors’ living operator.
  • Represented a large national animal feed and nutrition manufacturer in connection with their merger with another Canadian-based animal feed manufacturer and distributor.
  • Represented sellers of an Ontario-based agricultural automation developer and manufacturer to a global animal health company.

Leadership éclairé

  • “Control of Governance: Who are the Proper Members and Directors of a Charitable Not-For-Profit Corporation?” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, June 2010

Engagement communautaire

  • Board Member, Southwestern Ontario YMCA
  • Vice-Chair Corporate Governance Committee, Southwestern Ontario YMCA
  • Co-chair 2021 Southwestern Ontario YMCA Women of Excellence Steering Committee
  • Chair, Personal Gifts Division, London Regional Children’s Museum, 2002 Capital Campaign
  • Vice-Chair and Director, Children’s Health Foundation
  • Committee Chair, Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
  • Past President, London Convention Centre
  • Past President, Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes
  • Member, Management Committee, Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization
  • Member, Emerging Leaders Sustainability Taskforce

Associations professionnelles

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Middlesex Law Association
  • Member, TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
  • Member, London Club

Formation et admission au barreau

  • Ontario, 1999
  • LL.B., Western University, 1997
  • B.A. (Economics), Queen’s University, 1994