Assistants

Bio

Silvia’s practice is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law, life sciences law and technology law. Her practice also includes intellectual property transactions, commercial law, financings and licensing matters.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Intellectual Property

  • Practice Areas

    Intellectual Property

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Property & Development

    Sports & Entertainment

    Technology Law

    Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

  • Education

    University of Manitoba, LLB., 1993
    University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

  • Industries

    Agribusiness

    Health Care

    Life Sciences

    Manufacturing

    Start-ups

    Technology, Information & Communication

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1994

  • Achievements

    Nationally Recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Women of Influence Inc.

    Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 - 2017 Technology Law

  • In the Community

    Silvia has been nominated to the Branch Council of the Manitoba Bar Association. The term of office is from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2016.

    Chair of the Transactional IP Committee of the Canadian Bar Association

    Past Chair of the National Intellectual Property Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

    Former Chair and currently a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association

    Past Chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Policy Committee

    Member of The Associates

    Member of the Recruitment Committee of The Associates

    Sponsor of Entrepreneurs' Organization

    Board Member of Health Sciences Centre Foundation

    Member of the Donor Committee of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation

    Volunteer at The Legal Help Centre Inc.

    Former Director of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

    American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law - Membership Board Member

    American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law - Vice-Chair of the IP Licensing

    Member of the Treasury Risk Oversight Committee for The Province of Manitoba

    Member of Life Science Association of Manitoba

    Member of Nominations Committee of 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

    Member of Pitblado Lectures 2015 Organizing Committee

    Silvia is a member of the following Lex Mundi practice groups:-Intellectual Property-E-Commerce, Privacy, Outsourcing, Technology-Telecommunications

  • Legal Teachings

    Seasonal Lecturer for The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law on solicitor transaction matters, intellectual property matters, licencing matters and international law matters.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Silvia has spoken on many occasions to professional organizations and industry groups on intellectual property matters and business matters.

    E-Commerce - Up Up and Away (Pitblado Lectures 2005).

    Law Society presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.

    Manitoba Bar Association presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.

    Seminars on intellectual property and business law matters.

Cases & Transactions

Silvia de Sousa's Cases & Transactions