Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowlings’ Vancouver office and Vice-Chair of the Corporate Finance and M&A National Practice Group. Brett advises mining and technology companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange in respect of corporate finance, securities and corporate governance matters, as well as in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Brett has led the Gowlings legal team on many bought deal public offerings, private placements, IPOs, reverse takeovers, Capital Pool Company qualifying transactions and plans of arrangements, and he has assisted clients with preparing for contentious share holder meetings. He also represents investment dealers in connection with regulatory compliance matters and equity financings of publicly listed issuers.
Brett is an active member of Gowlings’ China Group and has represented Chinese companies that have made investments in Canada or sought a stock exchange listing in Canada.
Brett completed the Canadian Securities Institute’s Canadian Securities Course in 2000 and earned an Award of Excellence for exceptional academic achievement in the course.