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Virginia Schweitzer Ottawa lawyer

Virginia K. Schweitzer

Partner | Co-Managing Partner, Ottawa Fasken
Time invested in advance to get your legal “house” in order, before contemplating a sale of your business, will pay off when the time comes to structure and finalize your deal and sell the business.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Ottawa


Virginia Schweitzer practices in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, mining, energy and technology law.

Regularly advising clients on public offerings, including IPOs, in Canada and the United States, Virginia has also assisted with private placements for technology, biotechnology and mining clients. Her expertise also extends to negotiating mergers, takeovers and acquisitions on behalf of both public and non-public companies. Virginia also advises corporations (profit and non-profit) on matters related to corporate governance.

Acting for various public companies, Virginia has advised clients including Ur-Energy Inc., BluMetric Environmental Inc., Aura Silver Resources Inc., Enablence Technologies Inc. and Intouch Insight Ltd. She recently assisted Sidense Corp. on its sale to Synopsys, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company, and N-able Technologies International, Inc. (N-able) on its sale to SolarWinds WorldWide, LLC, a NASDAQ listed company, for US $120 million in an all cash transaction.


Client Work

  • Replica Analytics in its acquisition by Aetion Inc.,
  • Guyana Goldfields Inc. acquired by Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. for aggregate proceeds of C$323 million,
  • Aura Silver Resources closes its non-brokered private offering of C$280,020,
  • Acasti Pharma completed US$11.5 million common share and warrant offering,
  • Intouch Insight closes on US$3.52 million financing,
  • Sidense acquires by Synopsis Canada,
  • Ur-Energy completes US$6.46 million bought deal financing,
  • Maplesoft Group acquired by Smart Employee Benefits,
  • Kingspan Group PLC acquires Vicwest for US$350 million and immediately sells Vicwest’s Westeel Division for US$221.5 million to AG Growth International,

Career & Education


  • LLB McGill University
  • BCL McGill University
  • BA (Honours), History and Political Science McGill University

Community involvement

  • Sessional lecturer on Business Acquisitions at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa 
  • Actively participates in the Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
  • Member of the National Council of Women of Canada

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society


Fasken Institute



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