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Tricia Kuhl

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Cannabis

  • Advised Rose LifeScience Inc. in connection with an equity investment by Tilray, Inc.

  • Advised a license applicant in connection with a private placement

  • Advised Canadian banks and financial institutions on the financing of licensed producers and applicants as well as ancillary businesses in the cannabis industry, including on the regulatory landscape, industry risks, director and officer liability and debt and equity financing considerations specific to the cannabis industry

  • Advised Canadian pension investment managers as to the risks associated with investments in the cannabis sector

  • Advised online media companies in connection with the marketing and advertising restrictions related to the cannabis industry and in the development of advertising guidelines

  • Advised on joint ventures between Canadian and European medical cannabis companies

  • Advised on a joint venture between a Canadian and a Latin American medical cannabis company

  • Advised cannabis companies with respect to restrictions on cross-border cannabis-related activities

Other Commercial Experience

  • Assisted a pharmaceutical company in understanding the legal framework applicable to public procurement in the health sector in Quebec, including application of the European and Canadian trade agreements and the distribution and sale in Canada of medical products developed and manufactured abroad

  • Advised a foreign purchaser in the acquisition of a large portfolio of seniors’ homes across Canada

  • Advised Canadian Tire Financial Services on its strategic partnership with the Bank of Nova Scotia, including the sale of a 20% interest in its credit card business for C$500-million

  • Advised GHO Capital Company, LLC on its acquisition of Caprion Biosciences

  • Advised Canada Bread Co. Ltd. (a unit of Grupo Bimbo) on the acquisition of Saputo Bakery Inc. (a producer and wholesaler of snack cakes) from Saputo Inc.

  • Advised Steve Madden on the acquisition of the intellectual property and related assets of Blondo, a fashion-oriented footwear brand, from Regence Footwear Inc.

  • Advised a global defence company in relation to the sale of its commercial flight training unit to CAE Inc.

  • Advised VSNL (a subsidiary of the Tata Group) on its acquisition of Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd.

Professional Activities

Tricia is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. She is a Lex Mundi contact person in Quebec and a member of both the Licensing Executives Society International (LES) and the Women in Bio (WIB) organization.

Tricia is also a member of the board of trustees of The Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Journée Stratégique sur le Financement & Sûretés
    Le Financements dans L'industrie du Cannabis : Un an Plus Tard, Montéal, Québec, January 27, 2020.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Summit 2020
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Regulatory Updates, Toronto, Ontario, January 16, 2020.
  • Speaker: Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
    Petit-déjeuner causerie, Montreal, Quebec, November 19, 2019.
  • Speaker: Medical Cannabis
    2019 LexMundi Health Care and Life Science Industry Group Global Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 15, 2019.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Talk Series - Edibles and Election Edition
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montreal, Quebec, November 6, 2019.
  • Speaker: The Business of Cannabis Part 1 – North America: Regulatory Challenges for Investors
    Lex Mundi Webinar Presentation, October 10, 2019.
  • Speaker: Expo Cannabis
    Commercializing Cannabis and its Derivatives: Strategic Considerations, Montreal, Quebec, October 3, 2019.
  • Speaker: C3 and the McGill Research Centre for Cannabis
    Potential of Cannabis Research on the Cannabis Industry, September 20, 2019.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Talk Series - Regulatory and Policy Update; New Markets for Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Concentrates and Cosmetics Containing Cannabis; Risk Management in Debt Financing; Corporate Social Responsibility; and Cannabis in the Workplace
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montreal, Quebec, June 11, 2019.
  • Speaker: Key Legal Considerations for Canadian Organizations subject to the GDPR
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montreal, Quebec, June 4, 2019.
  • Speaker: Changing the Regulations of Different Uses of Cannabis
    7th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2019.
  • Speaker: Innovating in the Medical Cannabis Space
    Business of Cannabis, Medical Cannabis Week, Toronto, Ontario, May 7, 2019.
  • Co-presenter: Artificial Intelligence: What Are the Legal Challenges for Franco-Canadian Partnerships
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, April 9, 2019.
  • Speaker: Four Months Into Legalization…What Now?
    Canadian Securities Exchange, St. James Club, Montréal, Quebec, February 20, 2019.
  • Speaker: The development of medical cannabis - Emerging in Canada - Where are we in France?
    De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, Paris, France, February 2019.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Industry – What’s Next? Challenges and Opportunities
    13th M&A Forum, M&A Club, Montréal, Quebec, December 11, 2018.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Legalization in Canada - What You Need to Know
    Lex Mundi Learning Network, Webinar, December 6, 2018.
  • Speaker: Cannabis: Demystifying Benefits, Identifying Risks
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, May 16, 2018.
  • Speaker: Cannabis Summit 2018
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, February 15, 2018.
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Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 2000
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 1999
B.C.L., McGill University - 1998
LL.B., McGill University - 1998
B.A. (Great Distinction), University of Lethbridge - 1994
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