Tina M. Woodside-Shaw
Tina Woodside-Shaw is one of Canada's leading corporate and securities lawyers. Based in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, for more than 30 years she has delivered strategic, pragmatic advice to clients on their complex corporate finance, M&A and corporate governance matters.
With experience spanning multiple industries, Tina is known for her strong business acumen and passion for helping clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals. She is particularly engaged in the mining and natural resources sectors: over the past three decades, she has advised on numerous significant transactions for Canadian and international mining clients, and has served as a director for several mining companies.
In addition to managing a highly regarded corporate practice, Tina has held a number of key leadership positions at Gowling WLG. Most notably, she served as Firm Managing Partner – Internal from 2015 to 2022. In this national senior leadership role, Tina was responsible for overseeing the Firm's internal and professional-based strategies, policies and performance, including matters related to the recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation of partners, associates and students, and the quality of legal services and service delivery.
Tina is a recognized leader in the areas of securities law, M&A, corporate governance, mining and law firm management, and uses that expertise to deliver creative, effective and practical solutions. She has been repeatedly recognized in many prominent legal directories, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who's Who Legal and the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers. Tina was also among the winners of the prestigious Lexpert Zenith Award in 2017.
A champion for equity and inclusion, Tina helped found GROW, Gowling WLG's network for women professionals, more than 25 years ago. The network has supported the career growth and success of countless women leaders in law and business, and was one of the first forums of its kind in the Canadian legal community.
Tina has also devoted substantial time and energy to the broader business community. She has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations, and is a past member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee.
Tina is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman Directors' Education Program and is a certified director (ICD.D).