Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Denise C. Nawata*


Telephone: 604 661 1746

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: dnawata@farris.com


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Denise is a partner in the firm’s Securities and Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Mining & Energy practice groups. Denise has experience in a broad range of transactions including debt and equity financings, mergers involving both public and private companies, plans of arrangements and other corporate reorganizations. Her practice also focuses on advising issuers with respect to securities reporting, compliance and disclosure obligations and general corporate matters. In addition, Denise advises clients on mining title matters and project permitting issues.

Before joining Farris, Denise practised with a national firm in Calgary. Prior to her career in law, Denise worked in the energy industry for a TSX/NYSE-listed oil and gas company, a major Alberta-based utilities company and with the National Energy Board.

Denise currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth, British Columbia and is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) where she has been actively involved in the preparation of the Inaugural Canadian Public Target Deal Point Study.

*Denotes a Professional Law Corporation.


  • University of Calgary (LL.B., 2004)
  • Sophia University – Tokyo, Japan (Faculty of Comparative Culture, 2000)
  • University of Alberta (B.Comm, 2000)

Lexpert Rising Star-2016

  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyer to Watch (2017)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40 (2016)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2006)
  • Called to the Alberta Bar (2005)