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Clients appreciate David’s practical approach to providing legal advice; an approach that considers how the advice he provides will fit with each client’s overall business plan, business objectives and compliance requirements.
David is a partner in our Vancouver office and Co-Chair of our National Life Sciences Group. He practises 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.
Not every deal is cookie cutter. That’s why one of the attributes clients value most about David is his ability to think outside the box. Drawing on his depth of experience, David is known for originating creative solutions to complex challenges. Clients also appreciate David’s commitment to being responsive. He takes pride in maintaining consistent correspondence with the clients he works with and returning their inquiries in a timely fashion.
Often David is invited to share his knowledge and perspective of the legal landscape. Over the course of his career, he has provided his insights via a number of forums, including lecturing at CGA Professional Development Seminars and various modules of the Chartered Director Program provided by The Directors College. He is also a contributor to the E-Carswell Securities Law Update and the Annotated British Columbia Securities Legislation distributed by LexisNexis Canada. Recently, David co-authored “Anticipating and Responding to Shareholder Activism: An IRO’s Guide” which was featured in IR Leader, a publication of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).
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.
Prix et distinctions
LMG Life Sciences
Rising Star: Financial and Corporate
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Leading Lawyer: Corporate Mid-Market; Life Sciences & Health; Corporate Finance & Securities
Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences
Lexpert Special Edition: Technology