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With 18 years of expertise in corporate finance and securities law, Angela is sought out for her ability to efficiently manage complex, time-sensitive transactions and provide pragmatic advice to executives and boards on compliance, governance and risk management issues.

As an experienced securities lawyer, Angela advises domestic and international companies across industries in connection with strategic M&A, stock exchange listings, compliance, joint ventures, financings, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

A member of our Private Equity Practice Group, Angela advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in connection with private equity fund formations, secondaries, fund investments, buyouts and mezzanine financings. 

She also advises on formation, organization and ongoing operations of retail mutual funds, hedge funds, pooled funds and other investment funds across all asset classes.

Angela routinely assists clients in obtaining investment fund manager, portfolio manager and exempt market dealer registration and advises registrants on a wide range of securities registration matters, including exemption applications, regulatory compliance examinations and compliance policies and procedures.

Professional Activities

  • ACG British Columbia, Director and Corporate Secretary (2018-Current); Chair, Dealmakers of the Year Awards, Organizing Committee (2017-2020)
  • Lithoquest Diamonds Inc. (TSXV:LDI), Director (2017-Current)
  • Business Transitions Forum 2018, Advisory Committee
  • Arts Umbrella Invitational to Benefit The Children's Arts Umbrella Foundation, Co-Chair (2016-2017)
  • AWF Association of Women in Finance, Director and Secretary (2004-2006)
  • Canadian Women in Private Equity & Venture Capital, Vancouver (CWPE), Member
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Member
  • Canadian Pension Benefits Institute, Member

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Acritas Stars 2019-20
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Investment Funds & Asset Management (Non-Tax)
  • Named by BC Business Magazine (March, 2019) as one of BC's Most Influential Women in Finance



Selected experience includes: 

  • Represented a consortium of 12 Canadian private sector pension plans in a $1.4 billion investment in a combination of Northleaf’s Private Credit Fund and concurrent secondary market purchase of a 16% interest in Antares Holdings, a US middle market lender.
  • Represented a consortium of Canadian private sector pension plans in a $175 million secondary market purchase of a portfolio of P3 infrastructure contracts.
  • In the past twelve months, assisted institutional investors in negotiating over $1.9 Billion in commitments to several private equity funds, including:
    • Axium Infrastructure NA Limited Partnership
    • IFM Global Infrastructure (Canada), LP
    • Northleaf Private Credit II LP
    • Northleaf Infrastructure Capital Partners (Canada) III QFPF LP
    • Northleaf Senior Private Credit LP
    • Crestpoint Institutional Real Estate Trust
    • Leith Wheeler Infrastructure Fund II (Pension) Limited Partnership
    • IIF Canadian 2 LP
    • ACM Commercial Mortgage Fund
    • ACM CMF Extended Duration Mortgage Fund
    • Mercer Private Investment Partners V
    • Manulife Investment Management Pooled Funds
    • MB Special Opportunities Fund II, LP
    • CBRE Global Investment Partners Global Alpha Fund
    • JPMorgan Infrastructure Investments Fund
    • RBC Canadian Core Real Estate Fund
    • Global Alpha Capital Management Ltd.
    • Brookfield Premier Real Estate Partners LP
    • MS Canadian Pooled Funds – Global Franchise Fund I
    • UBS (Canada) Global Real Estate Funds Selection Trust
    • Manulife Private Equity Partners, LP
    • Balfour Pacific Real Estate V, Limited Partnership
    • Dover Street X Feeder Fund LP
    • Sun Life Short Term Private Fixed Income Fund
    • Bentall GreenOak Prime Canadian Property Fund
    • Crestline Specialty Lending Fund III LP
    • 17Capital Fund 5 EUR SCSP
    • EAFE Setanta Fund
    • NCS Canadian Institutional Trust – NCS International Fund
    • Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Core Plus Fund
    • PIMCO DISCO Offshore Fund III LP
    • CBRE Strategic Partners US Value 9
    • Chorus Capital Credit Fund IV
    • Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund IV LP
    • SLF Management TALF Offshore Fund 2, Ltd.
    • InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund II
    • Oaktree Opportunities Fund XI, LP
    • Hamilton Lane Equity Opportunities Fund V LP
    • Hamilton Lane Secondary Feeder Fund V-B LP
    • NB Strategic Co-Investment Partners IV
  • Represented SSR Mining Inc. in connection with a US $230,000,000 convertible note offering.
  • Represented SSR Mining Inc., in its acquisition of Saskatoon-based Claude Resources Inc., which owns and operates the Seabee Gold Operation in northeastern Saskatchewan. 
  • Represented an international mining company in connection with the take-private acquisition of a TSX listed gold producer.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in the formation of an investment fund and related financing by way of offering memorandum.
  • Represented Bernie Rokstad and Aaron Rokstad in connection with Carillion plc's acquisition of a 60% interest in Rokstad Power Corporation.
  • Represented Silver Predator Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Springer Mining Company, owner of the Springer Tungsten Mine and Mill in Nevada, from Americas Bullion Royalty Corp.
  • Represented Golden Predator Mining Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Redtail Metals Corp. pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement and its concurrent acquisition of a 100% interest in the Brewery Creek Project, a past producing heap leach gold mining operation located in the Yukon.
  • Advising institutional and pension fund investors in connection with numerous private equity and alternative investments across various asset classes.
  • Advising on formation, organization and ongoing operations of retail mutual funds, hedge funds, pooled funds and other investment funds.
  • Advising dealers, advisers, and investment fund managers with respect to registration and on-going securities regulatory and compliance matters.  
  • Advising a Canadian mining company in connection with the acquisition of a 100% interest in a tin and copper mine project and the associated mineral rights, giving it access to a very well-known past producing mine. 

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Angela Austman, Lawson Lundell Photo
t 604.631.9135
f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2002)
  • Northwest Territories (2016)
  • Nunavut (2016)
  • Yukon (2016)


University of British Columbia, LL.B. (2001)

Simon Fraser University, B.A. (1999)

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