Brett Kagetsu is a partner and head of the Business Department in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and is the former Vice-Chair of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. He assists his clients with all legal aspects of their businesses, including securities law, corporate finance, M&A, and corporate governance–related matters. Brett’s practice includes working with issuers and underwriters on public offerings, private placements, and stock exchange listings. He also helps clients with their merger transactions, including plans of arrangement, amalgamations, and spin-out transactions. He has extensive experience with the preparation for and conduct of shareholder meetings. He has also provided strategic advice to dissident shareholders. Brett is an active member of Gowling WLG's China Initiative Group and has assisted several Asia-based companies that have invested in Canada or that have sought a Canadian stock exchange listing. Brett has spoken at various conferences in Canada, the US, China, and Australia about stock exchange listings, securities law, and corporate governance–related topics. He has been recognized in a number of publications including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Who’s Who Legal: Mining.
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