Where Business + Investment Law

Business Creation

We have extensive experience in the business and legal issues involved in structuring a business and choosing an appropriate jurisdiction for operations. We identify for our clients key issues and risks in creating a business plan for success.

Business Operations

We advise on a wide variety of general corporate law matters regarding the normal operation of a business, including the negotiation of contracts, duties of directors and officers, shareholder rights and disputes, provisions of shareholder agreements, and employment matters.

Business Growth

We have extensive experience in assisting companies who wish to raise debt or equity financing in order to efficiently grow their business, and in navigating all the complications that follow from the involvement of creditors and shareholders.

Selling a Business

We help companies and their owners realize the value they have created in their businesses. A myriad of corporate and tax law issues provide both opportunities and dangers for vendors and in our more than two decades of experience we have assisted many companies achieve excellent results for their owners.

Raising Investment Capital

Our diverse client base includes both private and public issuers, entrepreneurs, angel investors, private equity firms, retail venture capital funds, family offices and private funds. We advise them on fund formation, the raising of capital by way of prospectus or exempt offerings and on related registration matters.

Deploying Investment Capital

We represent investors and investee companies at all stages of the investment cycle – from start-up financings to debt financing to expansion financing to acquiring targets. We also advise portfolio managers with respect to registration issues throughout the investment process.

Managing Investments

We advise clients on managing their rights and obligations arising from the capital they have invested. We also have extensive experience with mergers of investment funds.

Exiting Investments

We assist private corporations and public issuers as they realize on their investments. Divestment is a key focus for investors and we advise how to successfully divest with a view to maximizing the return on their investment and understanding the terms of the divestment transaction.

Our Firm

At IWJ Law, our lawyers have a foundation in corporate and securities law, focussing our practices in two main areas which we summarize as business law and investment law.


Who We Work With

IWJ Law is a Vancouver based law firm that regularly acts for private companies, large public issuers, investment funds including institutional venture capital investors and investing syndicates in Canadian and cross border business, financial and M&A transactions. Our clients range … Read more

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