2016 Rising Stars Award Winners


Susan Tomaine, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Susan Tomaine works in the cross-border M&A and private-equity fields, across industries including mining, technology, biotech, retail and manufacturing. She has taken a lead role on highly complex transactions, including representing Kaminak Gold in its acquisition by Goldcorp for $520 million; Indochino Apparel in a $42-million investment by Dayang Group; GCT Global Container Terminals in its $1.02-billion refinancing; Lundin Gold in its US$240-million acquisition of the Fruta del Norte Project from Kinross Gold; QuadraFNX Mining in its $3.5-billion sale to KGHM Polska Miedz; T & T Supermarket in its $225-million acquisition by Loblaw Cos.; and Lucara Diamond in the $72-million acquisition of the Karowe Mine in Botswana. Susan is a leader of the Vancouver-based Women’s General Counsel Forum providing providing, mentoring and development opportunities to in-house lawyers.