Mardi McNaughton

Knowledge Management Lawyer

Thompson Rivers University, Juris Doctor, 2014

Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Arts (French), 2008

University of Burgundy, International Exchange Program, 2008

Bar admission: Alberta 2015
Agribusiness, food and beverage, Financial services, Oil and gas, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies
Practice areas:
Anti-corruption and bribery, Business law, Capital markets, Commercial agreements, Corporate governance and disclosure, Corporate reorganizations, Joint ventures and other business combinations, Private equity, Environmental, social, and governance (ESG), Shareholder rights and activism, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, Regulatory, environmental and Indigenous-Related Legal Issues


Mardi began her legal career at a national boutique Indigenous law firm where she focused on Indigenous legal issues before moving to a trust company where she worked on a wide range of domestic and cross border securities transactions, including equity and debt offerings for public and private companies.

She joined BD&P as the firm’s first Knowledge Management Lawyer where she works alongside the Business Law group, focusing on research, writing, and training students and junior associates.


●     French (fluent)

Community involvement

Mardi mentors a number of articling students and junior lawyers through the Law Society of Alberta’s Mentorship Express and Mentor Connect programs.


June 20, 2024

Bill C-59 Enacted: New Laws Targeting Greenwashing

June 5, 2024

Supreme Court of Canada to Clarify Term "Material Change" in Securities Law Insight

April 24, 2024

CSSB Releases Draft Canadian-Specific Environmental-Related Disclosure Standards

March 7, 2024

Renewables Update: Alberta issues policy guidance as renewable approvals suspension expires

March 1, 2024

CSA Provides Updated Guidance on Virtual Shareholder Meetings

January 22, 2024

LexisNexis - Canada Business Corporations Act new filing requirement and U.S. Corporate Transparency Act coming into effect next year

December 22, 2023

New Guidance Available Regarding Annual Reporting on Forced and Child Labour in Supply Chains

December 1, 2023

Canada Business Corporations Act new filing requirement and U.S. Corporate Transparency Act coming into effect next year

August 1, 2023

SEDAR+ Launch: An Update

July 19, 2023

ISSB Releases Environmental-Related Disclosure Standards

July 4, 2023

Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Identifying "Material Change"

June 20, 2023

CBCA Regulations Provide Clarity on how to Effectively Create and Maintain a Register of Individuals with Significant Control

May 25, 2023

New Forced and Child Labour Annual Reporting Requirements for Government Institutions and Certain Publicly Listed and Private Entities

May 25, 2023

ASC enters into Settlement Agreement with CEO Following Tipping Violations

April 28, 2023

Notice & Request for Comment on Proposed Amendments to Diversity Disclosure Requirements and Corporate Governance Guidelines