Andrew W. Aziz

Andrew’s practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, financial institutions work and investment funds. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters including both public offerings and private placements. He has extensive retail structured products, ETFs and investment fund experience. Andrew also specializes in mergers and acquisitions by financial services firms, and in investment fund mergers and restructurings.


Representative Work

  • Ether Capital

    Ether Capital in its offering of units and concurrent private placement

  • Purpose Financial

    Purpose Financial in its $53.5 million investment by Allianz X

  • KingSett Capital

    KingSett Capital on behalf of KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No.7, KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund and other investors, in connection with its $4.9 billion acquisition, with Starlight Investments, of Northview Apartment REIT

  • 3iQ Corp. and The Bitcoin Fund

    Successful hearing before the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and subsequent initial public offering of the first publicly-traded bitcoin investment fund in the world

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple for Advisors in its acquisition by Purpose Advisor Solutions

  • Canaccord Genuity Corp., CIBC World Markets Inc., GMP Securities L.P.

    The dealers in connection with Ether Capital Corporation's private offering of subscription receipts and reverse take-over transaction

  • 3iQ Corp.

    3iQ Corp. in connection with Canada’s first multiple digital currency investment fund

  • Purpose Investments Inc.

    Purpose Investments Inc. in its acquisition of LOGiQ Asset Management for approximately $32 million

  • Dream Unlimited Corp

    Dream Unlimited Corp. in connection with the formation and IPO of Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust and acquisition by Dream Alternatives of its approximately $725 million of initial assets

  • KingSett Capital

    KingSett Capital-led consortium in its proposed take-over bid for Primaris REIT and acquisition of 17 Primaris properties as part of H&R REIT’s acquisition of Primaris

Latest Insights

  • Blog Apr 2, 2024

    CIRO publishes proposals to level the advisor compensation playing field

    Earlier this year, the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization published a consultation paper outlining policy options that would help to level...

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    CIRO publishes proposals to level the advisor compensation playing field
  • Osler Update Mar 13, 2024

    CSA publishes updated guidance on ESG-related investment fund disclosure

    On March 7, the Canadian Securities Administrators released expanded guidance on disclosure and sales communication practices for ESG-related...

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    CSA publishes updated guidance on ESG-related investment fund disclosure
  • Osler Update Jan 19, 2024

    CSA publish proposed amendments to Canadian public crypto asset fund rules

    On January 18, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators published proposed amendments affecting investment funds that seek to invest in crypto...

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    CSA publish proposed amendments to Canadian public crypto asset fund rules
  • Blog Jul 10, 2023

    Canadian Securities Administrators announce guidance on crypto asset investment funds

    The CSA has published guidance that could inspire greater confidence among potential issuers and contribute to the expansion and maturation of the...

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    Canadian Securities Administrators announce guidance on crypto asset investment funds
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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Investment Funds (Band 1) and Investment Funds: Fund Formation
    • “Andrew provides elegant and simple solutions to complex issues. He is creative and deeply knowledgeable.”
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Investment Funds & Asset Management – Investment Funds; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Law; Private Funds Law

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Jan 9, 2024

    34 Osler lawyers recognized in 2024 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

    Osler is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2024 edition of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500...

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  • Osler News Apr 19, 2023

    42 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Osler is proud to announce 42 of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023.

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  • Osler News Apr 20, 2022

    23 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2022 recognizes 23 Osler lawyers.

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 02/11/2017
Osler National Blockchain & Investment Summit
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Credentials

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario