Justin Young is a Partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies practice group. His practice focuses on venture financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate commercial matters for private technology companies. He has acted for hundreds of technology clients across Canada and in the US, from start-ups to TSX and TSX-V listed public companies.
Justin has acted extensively for entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture-backed technology companies, from start-up through their growth trajectory, as well as venture capital funds and strategic and angel investors, including on hundreds of venture capital and other private financings raising over $500 million since 2005, as well as on IPOs and public offerings for technology companies.
Justin also frequently advises clients on private and public 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 $2 million to $17 billion. Justin regularly advises on various commercial and strategic matters, including company formation, shareholder agreements, licensing, SaaS agreements, joint ventures and other commercial relationships.
Justin is a frequent speaker on venture finance and emerging companies, including as a regular Guest Lecturer at UBC Sauder School of Business. Justin is involved as a legal partner from Osler for CDL West, a Board Member of Open Angel Vancouver and VIATEC and is counsel to the BC CEO Cleantech Alliance. Justin was named one of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017-2018 in the area of Corporate Law.