Lauren Akin
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4602

Lauren practices in the area of corporate and securities law with a focus on capital market transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and corporate reorganizations. Lauren also advises clients with respect to securities regulatory compliance, stock exchange matters, disclosure obligations and general corporate law.


Recent representative transactions including assisting:

  • Anandia Laboratories in connection with its acquisition by Aurora Cannabis for C$115-million in common shares

  • Cardiome Pharma Corp. in connection with the acquisition of its Canadian business portfolio by Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. for C$25.5-million pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement

  • Sierra Wireless, Inc. with its US$97.5-million acquisition of Numerex Corp.

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financings

  • PayPal Holdings Inc. in connection with its C$302-million acquisition of a cloud-based bill payment processing and receivables management provider

  • Reservoir Minerals Inc. on its private placement, credit agreement and plan of arrangement with Nevsun Resources Ltd. for a total of US$575-million

  • SciVac Therapeutics Inc. in the reverse take-over of Levon Resources Ltd. by SciVac Ltd. and in SciVac’s all stock acquisition of VBI Vaccines Inc.

  • True Gold in connection with its acquisition by Endeavour Mining for C$191-million