Sarah Ferguson is an associate in the Business Law Group in Toronto. She maintains a general corporate and commercial law practice advising across a broad range of industries, including retail and consumer markets, capital markets, banking and the tech industry. She also advises start-ups in a variety of industries as part of the MT>Ventures program. She has a wide variety of experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements with multiple stakeholders and providing advice on ongoing corporate and commercial matters.
Recent representative experience includes advising:
- L'Oreal Canada subsidiary SalonCentric Canada in its acquisition all assets of Alternative Beauty Services Ltd. in Canada
- The Purchasers in a Private Placement Issuance by Great Lakes Power Holdings LP, Canada Atlantis Hydro Holding LP and Algoma Hydro Holding LP of Series A Senior Secured Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $346 million
- Nestlé S.A. in its US$5.75 billion acquisition of core brands of The Bountiful Company to integrate into the Nestlé Health Science business line
- Toronto Dominion Bank in its public offering of $3 billion of medium-term notes (non-viability contingent capital) constituting subordinated indebtedness of the Bank
- Mondelez International in its acquisition of a significant majority interest in Give & Go from Thomas H. Lee Partners
- Research Capital Corporation, as co-lead agent and joint bookrunner, in the $22.6 million brokered private placement of flow-through shares by Dolly Varden Silver Corporation
Sarah received her JD from Queen's University in 2019. She was a caseworker in the Queen's Business Law Clinic where she provided pro bono legal services to local entrepreneurs, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She worked as a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate Business Law course at the Smith School of Business and as a Research Assistant developing a business law simulation for Queen’s Intelligent Simulation Project. She completed an exchange semester during her third year of law school at the LLM program at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Sarah obtained a BASc Chemical Engineering (Biochemical Option) from Queen’s University with First Class Honours. She previously worked at Hatch Ltd., a global engineering consultancy firm, focusing on conceptual studies and financial models in the iron and steel industry.
Sarah was called to the Ontario bar in 2019 after summering and articling at the firm. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.