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Grant Wong is a respected capital markets and securities lawyer with a transactional practice focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He is recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2020) as a rising star in private equity and M&A.

Representing Canadian and international clients, Grant acts on a broad range of domestic, foreign and multijurisdictional corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, prospectus offerings, private placements and private equity investments.

Grant acts for clients in a range of industries including technology, and frequently advises Chinese clients on M&A, investments, corporate financings and Canadian securities regulatory matters.



Representative Matters

  • acted for a TSX mining company in connection with a public offering and merger
  • acted for a TSX oil & gas industry company in a series of public and private securities offerings
  • acted for a TSXV industrial company in connection with a Chinese private equity investment
  • acted for a foreign company in connection with an acquisition of a controlling interest in a TSX listed high technology company
  • acted for a number of China-based companies with going public in Canada, listings on Canadian exchanges and equity offerings
  • acted for underwriters and agents in listing and equity offerings

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2022 as a Rising Star in the areas of Private Equity and M&A
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019-2020 as a Rising Star in Private Equity and M&A
  • Recognized in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2015-2018 as a Rising Star in Canada for Capital Markets and M&A
  • Selected as a Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch in the Lexpert 2011 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Recipient of the Lexpert Rising Star Award 2010 – “Top Canadian Lawyers under Forty”

Education & Admissions

1997
Called to the British Columbia bar
2015
Admitted as Solicitor (non-practising), Hong Kong
2003
Admitted to the New York bar
2001
Admitted as Solicitor (non-practising), England and Wales
1996
LLB University of British Columbia
1993
B.Comm. University of British Columbia

Insights (4 Posts)

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Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls….The Clock is Ticking for Unregistered Crypto Trading Platforms Operating in Canada as CSA Announce Enhanced Pre-Registration Undertakings

CSA Staff Notice 21-332: Increased compliance standards for crypto exchanges and guidance on the application of Canadian securities laws to crypto assets.

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Mar 8, 2023
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Exemption for CBCA Reporting Issuers from Uncontested Director Election Proxy Form Requirements

The CSA published an exemption for CBCA-incorporated reporting issuers from the form of proxy requirement for uncontested election of directors.

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Feb 2, 2023
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CSA Publishes Results of Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities

CSA Staff Notice 51-364 - Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for fiscal years ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021.

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Jan 26, 2023
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No Longer a “Land of Confusion” – OSC Rule 72-503 and Upcoming Amendments Regarding Distributions Outside Canadian Borders Help Lift the Fog

Prospectus exemptions introduced by Rule 72-503 as well as exemptions for the resale of securities outside of Canada scheduled to come into force on June 12, 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

Deals & Cases (3 Posts)

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Plentyoffish acquired for US$575 million by Match.com

Plentyoffish acquired for US$575 million by Match.com

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Jul 15, 2015
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West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Completes US$300 Million Senior 10 Year Notes Offering

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Completes US$300 Million Senior 10 Year Notes Offering

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Oct 15, 2014
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Primero Mining Corp. Announces a $1.2 Billion Merger Agreement With Northgate Minerals Corp.

Primero Mining Corp. Announces a $1.2 Billion Merger Agreement With Northgate Minerals Corp.

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Jul 14, 2011