Prema K. R. Thiele

Partner

Toronto
PThiele@blg.com
416.367.6082

Prema’s corporate and commercial practice focuses on securities law, insurance business law and mergers and acquisitions.

She helps a diverse group of clients with ongoing legal and compliance issues related to providing investment management services, distributing securities, and establishing and operating investment products in Canada.

Prema is a member of BLG’s partnership board.

Experience

  • Advises domestic and foreign investment advisers, dealers and fund managers on conducting business in Canada (including registration under provincial securities legislation and membership in self-regulatory organizations).
  • Conducts independent audits of governance structures and compliance procedures and advises and trains securities registrants on their design and assessment and how to strengthen compliance (including with respect to anti-money laundering).
  • Advises on investment funds, including pooled-fund products, private placement of non-Canadian investment funds (including hedge funds), and investment management structuring issues.
  • Acts on acquisitions in a variety of areas, including those involving advisers, dealers, fund managers, insurers, and insurance brokers, and in the building-product manufacturing, funeral services and automotive industries.
  • Provides ongoing legal advice on insurance regulation and corporate governance issues to several insurers and insurance intermediaries.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Securities Commission Registrant Advisory Committee
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Toronto Region Board of Trade
  • Member, The National Club

Community Involvement

  • General manager and Assistant Coach of the Royal York Cardinals Midget/Varsity Boys Select Baseball Team
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Humber Valley Hockey Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Investment Funds).
  • Recognized in every edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds and Asset Management) since 2012.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Mutual Funds Law, Securities Law).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1992
  • LLB, University of Saskatchewan, 1990 (Dist.)
  • B.Comm., University of Saskatchewan, 1990 (Dist.)