Zena Olijnyk

Zena Olijnyk

Zena Olijnyk has worked in all areas of media, from print newspapers and magazines to radio and television. At Canadian Lawyer, she focuses on reporting on legal stories out of Western Canada and the Atlantic provinces, as well as stories related to mergers and acquisitions and dealmaking. She has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Bloomberg/Business News Network, MergerMarket group (now Acuris), Canadian Business Magazine, the Financial Post, The Winnipeg Free Press and The Regina Leader Post. She enjoys writing about court decisions and the ins and outs of M&A, but she also loves writing about the personalities, firms, and issues that make up the legal profession.

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Dealmaking strong in first half of 2021: Torys report on M&A

Dealmaking strong in first half of 2021: Torys report on M&A

Value of domestic deals has tripled, outbound deals up 275 per cent, as inbound deals see decline

Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge rules out-of-province First Nations hunters need licences

Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge rules out-of-province First Nations hunters need licences

Decision diverges wildly from lower court decision, could be appealed: lawyer

Reality of residential schools was always there for us to see: Cindy Blackstock

Reality of residential schools was always there for us to see: Cindy Blackstock

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada director says it is time for Ottawa to act

Sponsorship, work allocation part of leadership pipeline for women, those from diverse backgrounds

Sponsorship, work allocation part of leadership pipeline for women, those from diverse backgrounds

Norton Rose’s chief people officer says first years crucial in developing legal, leadership skills

Quebec-based DS Lawyers merges with Calgary’s Burstall LLP

Quebec-based DS Lawyers merges with Calgary’s Burstall LLP

A long-time working relationship has deepened as the two entities combine

Blakes lawyer Melanie Baird revels in challenges of intellectual property litigation

Blakes lawyer Melanie Baird revels in challenges of intellectual property litigation

Background in science and technology helps her deal with complex cases

Bennett Jones’ Radha Curpen set herself on a path to distinguish herself in environmental law, ESG

Bennett Jones’ Radha Curpen set herself on a path to distinguish herself in environmental law, ESG

Vancouver-based lawyer saw the need for environmental specialization 30 years ago

Pipeline for building diversity in leadership both a moral and business imperative: Gowling lawyer

Pipeline for building diversity in leadership both a moral and business imperative: Gowling lawyer

Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich says diversity on teams leads to better outcomes

FCA upholds tax court decision that GST/HST applies to bank participation in Aeroplan miles program

FCA upholds tax court decision that GST/HST applies to bank participation in Aeroplan miles program

Federal appeal court ruling also features a ‘strong’ dissenting decision

Rising real estate prices leading to rise in estate litigation, says B.C. lawyer

Rising real estate prices leading to rise in estate litigation, says B.C. lawyer

Family members squabble over estates as property prices soar into the millions, Josh Woods says