Geoff practises corporate and securities law, and primarily private and public financings, M&A transactions and strategic commercial matters focussed on the technology sector. As a founder and Co-chair of Osler’s Emerging Companies Group, he works with a broad spectrum of technology and life sciences companies (including privately held high-growth companies and start-ups) as well as the venture capital funds and high net worth investors that finance them. Geoff has been involved in over 100 venture capital financings and numerous public and private M&A transactions. Geoff leads Osler’s support for the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Business and also for The Next 36, Canada’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute and advises many of the ventures established by TN36 participants.
In addition, Geoff has extensive experience advising North American clients on transactions in the Asia-Pacific region, including India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. With this expertise, he co-leads the firm’s Asia-Pacific initiative, with specific responsibility for India. Geoff is recognized in Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.