About Barbara Hendrickson


I am a senior securities lawyer and only recently started my own law firm, BAX Securities Law, specializing in the securities law area.  I have worked in a number of “law jobs” over my career including at the Ontario Securities Commission, a large national law firm and an international law firm.  

Throughout my career I have been active in the CBA (Past Chair of the Business Law Section) and the OBA as well as a number of professional associations such as the Association of Law Officers of the Crown (Past President); the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (Past President); the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Committee and Responsible Investment Committee (Vice Chair); and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (Past Board Member).

I was previously ranked by Law Day Leading Practitioners as one of the top 10 environmental finance lawyers in Canada and I am a past recipient of the Women’s Law Association President’s Award, an award recognizing substantial contribution and commitment to the promotion of women in law and as a leader in the legal profession. I was recently awarded the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for my volunteer activities on the Environmental Finance area. I am a trustee of the OBA Foundation.

Education & Calls: University of Calgary Law School in 1984 (JD), the University of Toronto 1993 (LLM) and Osgoode Hall Law School 2007 (Part-time LLM Tax). Alberta (1984); Manitoba (1986); Ontario (1994) and British Columbia (2010).  

Practice Areas & Professional Affiliations: Securities lawyer for 20 years including with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC); Baker & McKenzie LLP and McMillan LLP; and since 2012 my own firm BAX Securities Law in association with Ormston List & Frawley LLP.  Special Counsel to Mr. Peter Cory’s Regulation of Paralegal Practice in Ontario (2000).

Canadian Bar Association Participation: Past Chair of the Business Law Section (2014-2016); Co-Chair of the CBA’s Securities Committee (2007-present); Member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Securities Committee (2002 – present); Trustee of the OBA Foundation (2014-present); Past Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Business Law Section of the CBA (2006-present); Past member of OBA Council (1995-1999, 2012-2014); Past member of OBA Natural Resources and Energy Section Executive (2008-2010) and OBA Pension and Benefits Section Executive (1994-1996);

Other Professional Associations: Past Vice-President of Women in Mining (2007); Past Board member & President of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (1994-1999); Past Chair & member of the Joint Committee on Gender Equality (1995-1997); Past Board member & President of Association of Law Officers of the Crown (1994-1996); Member & Treasurer of Legal Education Action Fund (1989-1992); Executive Member of National Association Women & the Law (1979-1987); Participated in a number of equity related initiatives with the OBA and the LSUC including one that resulted in the creation of the Treasurer’s Equity Advisory Group (1994-1999).

Industry & Community Participation: Member of the OSC “Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (2014 – present); Board member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) (2007-present); Member of the Environmental Finance Advisory Committee, University of Toronto (2006-present); Vice Chair of the Responsible Investment Committee of the University of Toronto (2014-present); past Co-Chair of PDAC’s Securities Committee (2006-2014); Past Board member of the Griffen Centre, a not-for-profit organization which provides services to dually disadvantaged youth and their families (2001-2004).

BAX Securities Law is one of Canada’s leading corporate securities law firms. 

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