Gavyn B. Backus 

Gavyn B. Backus

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 236.826.3052
e: gavyn.backus@mcmillan.ca

overview

Gavyn is a member of the Capital Markets Group in the firm’s Vancouver office. He is building a practice which focuses on a range of matters, including securities, corporate finance and cannabis law. Gavyn’s practice also focuses on general corporate and commercial transactions. 

Gavyn joined the firm in 2016 as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm in 2018. He holds a law degree from the University of Alberta and obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization in Biology) from Western University. 

Publications

Regulation of CBD in the United States – Balancing Public Safety and Social Considerations with Industry Expectations and Consumer Demand
How Are CBD Products Regulated Under Canadian Cannabis Law?

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B - 2017
  • Western University, Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization in Biology) - 2012

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2018

Practices

business law
capital markets
corporate finance
mergers and acquisitions
stock exchange listings
technology
venture capital

Industries

life sciences
service industries
venture capital

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
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Gavyn is a member of the Capital Markets Group in the firm’s Vancouver office. He is building a practice which focuses on a range of matters, including securities, corporate finance and cannabis law. Gavyn’s practice also focuses on general corporate and commercial transactions. 

Gavyn joined the firm in 2016 as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm in 2018. He holds a law degree from the University of Alberta and obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization in Biology) from Western University.