Jason Brooks is a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Vancouver office, and is the Vancouver Regional Leader of our Investment Management Focus Group. Jason’s practice focuses on advising Canadian and foreign-based clients engaged in all aspects of the investment management industry, including investment fund managers, portfolio managers, dealers, financial institutions and service providers. He has extensive experience advising clients on the formation, management and operation of public and private investment funds in Canada and the offering of their securities in public offerings and private placement transactions. Led the BLG team in connection with the registration of the first investment fund manager in Canada solely dedicated to cryptocurrency investments, and the private placement offering of that fund to investors in Canada and abroad.
Jason also regularly advises and assists clients seeking to obtain and maintain registration with Canadian securities regulators and/or self-regulatory organizations, and provides advice on a wide range of registration, regulatory and compliance matters affecting registered firms and individuals, including developing, reviewing and assessing compliance procedures and practices. He has obtained novel exemptive relief from a wide variety of prospectus, registration, conflict of interest and other compliance requirements under Canadian securities laws.
In addition, Jason advises clients on merger and acquisition transactions, corporate finance transactions, shareholder and corporate governance matters, the securities-related activities of financial institutions, and securities-related activities on the Internet.
Jason and his wife Kelly are the proud parents of four children - Kate, Jack, Jane and Joe.