Speakers

Justin Young
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Justin is a Vancouver based partner in Osler’s Emerging Companies Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate commercial matters. Justin acts for entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture-backed technology companies, from start-up through their growth trajectory. He also represents venture capital funds and strategic and angel investors. Justin has acted on hundreds of venture capital and other private financings since 2005, raising hundreds of millions of dollars as well as on IPOs and public offerings for technology companies.

Justin has significant experience serving as an advisor on major financing and M&A transactions, including offerors and targets in friendly and unsolicited takeover bids, arrangements, asset sales, amalgamations and share sale transactions, with transaction values ranging from $1 million to $17 billion. This includes numerous privately held and venture-backed companies in their acquisitions by strategic acquirers or private equity funds.

Justin regularly advises on various commercial and strategic matters, including formation matters for emerging companies, shareholder and founder agreements, and a wide range of commercial agreements for technology clients from start-ups to public companies.