Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Alberta
British Columbia, 2001
David S. Frost* is a partner in our Business Law Group in Vancouver and Co-Chair of our National Life Sciences Group. He practices in the areas of corporate/commercial law, securities and corporate finance with a focus on financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. David specializes in the Life Sciences, Technology, Fintech and Consumer Products and Retail industries.
David regularly advises private and public issuers and dealers on cross-border, U.S. and domestic public and private offerings of equity and debt, including initial public offerings, bought deal financings and secondary offerings. He also advises public companies on general securities law matters, including continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues. David regularly acts for Canadian, U.S. and international acquirers and targets on domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and take-over bids. He also advises Canadian and U.S. venture capital investors in connection with the structuring and implementation of domestic and cross-border investments.
David has been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of corporate mid-market and was named a Life Sciences Star by LMG Life Sciences.
David received a BA from the University of British Columbia in 1996 and his LLB, with distinction, from the University of Alberta in 2000. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2001 and is a member of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, Securities Law Section, British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Investor Relations Institute and the Association of Corporate Growth.
David has lectured at CGA Professional Development Seminars and various modules of the Chartered Director Program provided by The Directors College. David is a contributor to E-Carswell Securities Law Update and the Annotated British Columbia Securities Legislation distributed by LexisNexis Canada.
* denotes Law Corporation
Summary of RiskMetrics Group’s 2010 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) on the TSX
Coming Soon to Canada: Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs)
Cross-Border Series - Seminar Four: Cross Border Financing: Private Placements
Transactions & Cases
Zymeworks raises US$58.5M in IPO
DelMar Pharmaceuticals completes acquisition and C$5.4 million private placement to advance novel cancer therapies
Timbercreek Senior Mortgage Investment raises C$60.4 million in public offering of shares
WISCO completes C$20 million joint venture with Century Iron in Attikamagen iron property
Goldbrook Ventures completes C$100 million sale of shares to Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co.
Adknowledge completes acquisition of AdParlor
Zymeworks completes C$8.1 million round of financing
bcIMC and PSP Investments complete acquisition of TimberWest Forest
Parallel Energy Trust completes US$393.3 million initial public offering
Intrawest ULC completes C$618 million sale of a 75% interest in partnerships that operate Whistler Blackcomb