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Genève Say


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Genève focuses her practice on securities and corporate law. Specifically, she advises Canadian and international private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies across various industries, assisting with transactions and providing general corporate advice and strategic counseling, including in distressed situations. She also counsels clients on capital markets transactions and advises Canadian public companies on a wide range of issues.

In the transactional side of her practice, Genève assists private equity clients with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Her work includes leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, GP-led secondary transactions, reorganizations, and minority/structured equity investments. It also includes guiding issuers involved in plans of arrangements, reverse takeovers, and a broad spectrum of public offerings. She has extensive experience negotiating essential deal terms such as waterfall provisions, indemnities, voting and other rights, exit provisions, and purchase price calculations. In addition, she regularly negotiates and drafts a broad range of transaction agreements and documents, including purchase, merger, and shareholder agreements, as well as many other types of arrangements. Genève also advises companies in many sectors on capital markets transactions, including both Canadian and cross-border business combinations and capital markets financings involving listings.

Genève’s practice also encompasses counseling Canadian public companies in the mining, life sciences, retail, and technology industries. She provides guidance on regulatory matters, corporate governance, reorganizations, and general commercial and business advisory matters.

In all aspects of her practice, Genève draws on her considerable knowledge of the rules, regulations, and instruments of Canadian securities law to provide clients with practical, business-savvy advice.

Prior to joining Mintz, Genève practiced at a leading global law firm in New York City. Earlier, while working as an associate at a major Canadian law firm, she also worked with a development and exploration company focused on precious metals.