Justin Young

Justin Young

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Justin is a Founding Partner of Osler’s Vancouver office.  Justin’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, 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 listed public companies, as well as many of the leading Canadian and US venture funds.

Justin frequently advises clients on M&A transactions with a particular focus on the purchase and sale of private Canadian technology companies. He has represented buyers and sellers in share sale transactions, assets sales, arrangements and friendly and unsolicited takeover bids, with transactions ranging from $2 million to $17 billion.  In 2021, Justin advised clients on fifteen private technology M&A mandates.  

Justin has also acted extensively for entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture-backed technology companies, from start-up through their growth trajectory, as well as venture capital funds, private equity and strategic and angel investors, including on hundreds of venture capital and other private financings raising well over $1 Billion since 2005, as well as on IPOs and other public offerings for technology companies.

Justin is a Board Member for the BC Technology Association and has previously served as a Board Member of Open Angel Vancouver and VIATEC.  Justin has been involved as a legal partner from Osler for CDL West and is counsel to the BC CEO Cleantech Alliance.

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