About Basia

Basia is an Office Lead Partner in our Halifax office whose practice includes advising public and private companies on corporate finance and securities law matters. Her experience covers all aspects of securities and business law, including public offerings, private placements, take-over bids and other types of mergers and acquisitions, preparing shareholder meeting materials and other continuous disclosure documents. The lead for MC’s ESG Working Group, Basia regularly advises companies and boards of directors on a wide range of corporate governance and ESG-related matters, including with respect to directors duties, D&O indemnification and insurance, stakeholder disputes, climate-related disclosure, sustainability reporting and compliance and other governance matters.

In 2007, Basia was seconded to the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as Staff Solicitor. Basia also has significant experience in the offshore oil and gas law area. She represented the Province of Nova Scotia in negotiations with the Federal Government on the sharing of revenues derived from the production of oil and gas offshore Nova Scotia.

Basia is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Law Subsection. She is the past Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) and a former member of the Board of Directors of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. Basia is the past Honorary Solicitor of the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division. Basia also serves on the TSX Venture Exchange Local Advisory Committee (Quebec).

Awards & Recognitions

  • Appeared on the cover of Lexpert® Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the (November 2015 issue) Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities, Mining Law and Energy Law - Oil & Gas (most recently in 2024)
  • Named Best Lawyers® Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax (2023)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for her practice in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2019), in Mining Law (since 2021) and in Securities Law (since 2019).


  • Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013)
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (2000)
  • B.A., Saint Mary's University (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2001)


  • English
  • Polish