The Business of Cannabis Part 1 – North America: Regulatory Challenges for Investors
Business of Cannabis Part 1:L10182
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 10:00am EST
Registration Fee: Lex Mundi members / Non-members - No Charge.
Listen to an industry expert from one of our Canadian firms talk about M&A and IPO activity in the Canadian cannabis space since legalization of recreational use at the end of 2018 and key legal issues (including cross-border challenges) faced by deal participants, including takeaways for foreign investors into Canada. U.S. industry experts will then discuss U.S. state regulatory challenges to structuring M&A capital raises and IPOs, comparing the environment in a number of states which have adopted different legal approaches to recreational and medical cannabis.
Tricia Kuhl, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Tricia Kuhl's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and regulatory matters. She advises clients in the pharmaceutical, cannabis, technology, cosmetics and renewable energy industries in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses and in relation to the licensing, protection, commercialization and transfer of technology, products or other assets.
She also regularly advises on commercial and regulatory issues related to Canada’s cannabis regime. In this regard, she has advised licensed producers and applicants in their corporate and commercial transactions and licensing matters. She has also assisted companies in their supply, distribution and marketing activities as well as in private placements.
Jesse Harlan Alderman, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Jesse Alderman concentrates his practice on environmental, real estate and infrastructure development, with a focus on state and municipal regulatory matters, permitting and related litigation. Jesse has experience guiding clients through issues of state regulatory compliance, such as under MEPA, Article 97, Wetlands Protection Act and Chapter 21E, and devising strategies to win critical municipal approvals and zoning relief. He advises both municipal entities and those who appear before them on matters related to zoning, urban redevelopment and public procurement.
Jonathan Robbins, Partner, Akerman LLP
Jonathan Robbins represents public and private companies and individuals in complex regulatory and litigation matters in the financial services and regulated substances sectors. His experience encompasses investigations and administrative and enforcement proceedings brought by federal, state, and self-regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Florida Attorney General's Office, Florida Department of Financial Services, and Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. He is a go-to resource for broker-dealers and registered persons in securitiesrelated cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as in FINRA arbitration proceedings addressing both customer and sector disputes.