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2019 Rising Stars Winners

Congratulations Rising Stars Winners of 2019

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 7th, 2019


Justin Kates

Partner, DuMoulin Black LLP


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Justin’s precedent-setting work includes his leadership in the first cryptocurrency mining company to file a prospectus in Canada and list on the TSXV. This complex achievement took place in December 2017 and without the benefit of any precedent transactions.


Justin has one of largest cannabis practices in Western Canada with numerous multi-million dollar financings and M&A transactions. His complex transactions in this sector include: Sproutly Canada Inc.’s recently announced JV with Moosehead, the largest independent brewery in Canada, to produce non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beverages; and StillCanna Inc.'s acquisition of Olimax NT, a CBD producer in Poland, for a total transaction value of $30 million and its concurrent financing to raise $24.4 million.


Justin was appointed to the TSX Venture Exchange’s Local Advisory Committee in 2018. He is also an active participant in the Securities and Business Law sections of the CBA, BC Branch and also the Anti-Corruption Law Program at UBC.


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