Lorraine Mastersmith is an Ottawa-based partner in Gowling WLG’s Corporate Commercial and Capital Markets groups. She leads the Ottawa Technology Group and the Ottawa Blockchain and Smart Contracts Group and actively participates in the firm’s Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared Vehicles Industry Group. Her practice focuses largely on corporate and securities law, with particular expertise assisting emerging and established companies across a variety of sectors with commercial agreements, mergers & acquisitions and capital raising. Lorraine represents several established companies who specialize in technologies in live broadcasting, financial services and business intelligence, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, digital, cloud and security services in respect of M&A activity, commercial contracts and technology licensing.
Over the course of her career both as in-house counsel and in private practice, Lorraine has assisted clients in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in financing from banks, angel investors, private equity and venture capital firms. With extensive experience in the listing of capital pool companies and the completion of qualifying transactions on the TSX Venture Exchange, she has acted as lead counsel on a number of listings and subsequent financings.