Partner and Vancouver regional leader of BLG's Investment Management Group. Practice focuses on advising Canadian and foreign-based clients engaged in the investment management industry, including fund managers, portfolio managers, dealers, financial institutions and service providers. Extensive experience advising clients on the formation, management and operation of investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles and the offering of their securities in public offerings and private placement transactions, including funds focused on investment in cryptocurrency assets and in mortgages and related investments. Advises clients seeking to obtain and maintain registration with Canadian securities regulators and/or self-regulatory organizations, and provides advice on registration, regulatory and compliance matters. Has obtained novel exemptive relief from a wide variety of prospectus, registration, conflict of interest and other requirements under Canadian securities laws. Acts for industry participants in business acquisitions and divestitures and corporate reorganizations. Frequent speaker on investment management industry-related issues. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019. Called to the BC Bar in 1996. Obtained LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
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