Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Cannabis Law Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Garners widespread market recognition as a pre-eminent firm operating in the cannabis industry. Offers a broad range of commercial advice to clients in the sector, with the group often identified for its skilful handling of financings and capital markets matters for licensed producers. Also active advising investors and investment firms on financings, as well as acting for underwriters.

Strengths An impressed commentator stated: "It is a great team and they are co-ordinated to achieve mutual goals. The firm is far ahead culturally and regarding product quality."

Interviewees describe the firm as "flexible, knowledgeable and deserving of their reputation for good work."

Work highlights Represented Canopy Growth in its USD3.4 billion acquisition of Acreage Holdings.

Notable practitioners

John Vettese
offers experience in corporate matters arising out of the cannabis sector. Interviewees appreciate that "he is always calm and caring about the business goals, beyond just the legal view."

Jonathan Sherman
attracts praise for his "extremely thoughtful and valuable insights" on M&A and securities mandates. Clients also note his "great understanding of the business realities that help deals get done," adding: "He is extremely well connected in the cannabis industry specifically, which is a great advantage to our business."