Poonam Puri

Affiliated Scholar

Poonam Puri

Poonam Puri

Affiliated Scholar

Clients rely on Poonam’s creative advice for their corporate governance, corporate law, securities law, and merger and acquisition matters.

Internationally acclaimed for her leading-edge research and dynamic teaching, Poonam is an affiliated scholar with our firm, and a full professor and former associate dean at Osgoode Hall Law School.

A seasoned corporate director with board experience in mining, engineering, transportation, infrastructure and healthcare, Poonam is recognized for her expertise in strategic planning, capital-raising and restructuring, financial oversight, risk management, executive compensation and complex governance challenges facing public and private companies. She is experienced in chairing audit, risk and compensation committees and governance committees.

Exceptionally talented, Poonam has a deep understanding of business decision-making. Boards and senior management of public and private companies consult her for guidance on a wide range of issues. She regularly appears as an expert witness in significant corporate and securities law matters and securities class actions.

Poonam Puri

Affiliated Scholar

Clients rely on Poonam’s creative advice for their corporate governance, corporate law, securities law, and merger and acquisition matters.

Internationally acclaimed for her leading-edge research and dynamic teaching, Poonam is an affiliated scholar with our firm, and a full professor and former associate dean at Osgoode Hall Law School.

A seasoned corporate director with board experience in mining, engineering, transportation, infrastructure and healthcare, Poonam is recognized for her expertise in strategic planning, capital-raising and restructuring, financial oversight, risk management, executive compensation and complex governance challenges facing public and private companies. She is experienced in chairing audit, risk and compensation committees and governance committees.

Exceptionally talented, Poonam has a deep understanding of business decision-making. Boards and senior management of public and private companies consult her for guidance on a wide range of issues. She regularly appears as an expert witness in significant corporate and securities law matters and securities class actions.

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2017

Oct. 02, 2017 - Davies Governance Insights 2017 provides analysis of the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management and governance observers. The 2017 edition provides readers with Davies’ take on important topics ranging from shareholder engagement and activism to...

Bulletin

When the OSC Comes Knocking

Aug. 15, 2017 - The OSC’s 2017 regulatory enforcement proceedings against Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) and three of its executives were the result of a lengthy, extensive and highly confidential investigation. If the OSC decided to target your company, would your team know what to do?A version of this article...

Article

Second Opinions Still the Exception

July 11, 2017 - In an article published in Listed Magazine, Patricia Olasker and Poonam Puri discuss the impact of the Yukon court’s ruling on fairness opinions and trends that have become evident since the court’s decision. Patricia and Poonam point out that since the court’s decision, there have been...

Guide

Canadian Capital Markets Report 2017: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Mar. 31, 2017 - Canadian capital markets in 2016 were turbulent and unpredictable, to say the least. Factors that contributed to shaky investor confidence included the unprecedented British vote to exit the European Union, the hard fought and (to some) surprising result of the U.S. presidential election, a...

Bulletin

If Pills Are Out, Are Private Placements In?

Jan. 12, 2017 - Canada’s new takeover bid regime got its first serious test with Hecla Mining’s attempted hostile takeover of Dolly Varden Silver. Under the new takeover bid rules, poison pills as a bid defence may soon be a thing of the past, to be replaced by private placements as the defensive tactic of choice...

Bulletin

Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Sept. 08, 2015 - On September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held in Chevron Corp v. Yaiguaje that the Ontario court has jurisdiction to hear an action brought by Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking the recognition and enforcement in Ontario of a US$9. 51-billion Ecuadorian judgment for...

Bulletin

Leading-Edge Practices in Subsidiary Governance

June 17, 2015 - At a recent presentation at the Davies Academy for Continuing Professional Development, Davies partner Luis Sarabia and Davies affiliated scholar Poonam Puri discussed recent legal proceedings in which courts have been asked to hold parent companies directly liable in negligence for the actions of...

Canadian Board Diversity Council—Diversity 50

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation—Fellow

Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals—Lloyd Houlden Fellowship

Canadian Diversity Champions—Women of Influence

Women’s Executive Network—100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Canadian Lawyer Magazine—Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers: Corporate-Commercial Law

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto—Female Lawyer of the Year (2010)

Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers—Award of Professional Excellence

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce—Female Professional of the Year (2008)

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award

University of Toronto—Arbor Award

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1999

Education

Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, 2015
Harvard Law School, LLM, 1997
University of Toronto, LLB (Silver Medallist), 1995

Board Memberships

Arizona Mining
Canadian Foundation for Governance Research
Cole Engineering Group
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Clement’s School, Board of Governors
Women’s College Hospital, former director