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 securities, 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. Brett also plays a leading role in helping 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 and provides strategic advice in connection with dissident proxy solicitations. Brett is an active member of Gowling WLG's China Group, having helped several Chinese companies with their investments in Canada or with becoming listed on a Canadian stock exchange. Brett has been a speaker at various conferences in Canada, the United States, China and Australia in respect of stock exchange listings, securities law and corporate governance related topics.