About Amanda

Amanda’s practice is focused in corporate and business law, supporting transactions and matters that span the areas of corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and governance issues.

While practicing in the United Kingdom, she worked on a number of securitization transactions, including niche debt securities such as sukuks (Islamic compliant bonds) and sovereign bonds. She worked on a $3 billion bond issue for the Government of Ghana in collaboration with African development banks and investment bankers in London and New York.

Amanda has also acted for real estate investment bodies with respect to both corporate and finance transactions. In these matters, she assisted international investors with domestic property acquisitions and management.

Amanda brings further experience in the area of cybersecurity, particularly in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. She assists companies with international reach to ensure they are complying with their GDPR obligations.

Amanda is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. She is also actively involved in a number of McInnes Cooper committees, including the CSR Committee. Amanda is a regular contributor to the firm’s pro bono program, having done work for the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).

An outdoor enthusiast, Amanda has canoed across Nova Scotia through the Shubenacadie Canal system and cycled the length of PEI along the Confederation Trail. With much consideration for nature, she acts as Treasurer for the Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association. She is an avid traveler and has lived in three different continents. Amanda taught herself how to ride motorcycles while she was living in Vietnam, and still enjoys the hobby when time and weather permit. She is happily married with an athletic 6-year-old daughter.

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, Law, BPP Law School (2018)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School (2017)
  • J.D., Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2017)
  • B. Com., Saint Mary’s University (2011)

Bar Admissions

  • England & Wales (2020)
  • Nova Scotia (2022)

Languages

  • English
  • French (Limited Working Proficiency)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Treasurer on the board of the Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association 2022-2023