Shahrouz Hafez

Shahrouz Hafez

Associate, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6540



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Simon Fraser University, B.A. (Hon. & Dist.)


English, French, Persian

Shahrouz is an associate in our emerging and high growth companies group. His practice focuses on the representation of companies at all growth stages, as well as the venture capital firms, growth equity and private equity funds that finance them and the strategic acquirers who buy them. Shahrouz frequently advises clients on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate finance, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Osler, Shahrouz was an associate at another leading corporate law firm. In his pre-legal career, Shahrouz worked in leadership and management roles for several early/growth stage companies and also for several of Canada’s largest corporations.

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    #paid in its US$15 million Series B financing round

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    Buildable in its financing round

  • *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    * Advising a Canadian energy company in its investment in a US Real Estate Fund raising $1.25 billion

    * Advising a major Canadian pension plan in its $300 million investment in a US Real Estate Fund

    * Advising a Canadian cannabis company in proposed $75 million sale

    * Koho Financial in its $25 million Series C financing round and employee secondary

    * Advising a Canadian private equity fund in its purchase of multiple health care practices totalling more than $50 million

    * Advising a Canadian manufacturing company in its $80 million acquisition

    * Advising a Canadian technology company regarding prospective financing round

    * Cronos Group Inc. in connection with the C$2.4-billion strategic equity investment in Cronos Group by Altria Group, Inc.

    * Advising a Canadian technology company in its $2.5 million acquisition

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