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David Lowdon joined the firm in 2001, bringing with him a wealth of practical experience in aviation, transportation, contracting, procurement and dispute resolution gained in his previous careers as an officer and pilot in the RCAF and as a senior logistics manager in the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He is one of our litigation and business law lawyers in Ottawa specializing in the areas of securities, corporate financing, commercial transactions, corporate governance & mergers and acquisitions. David is well practiced in successfully managing high-stakes, complex issues with efficiency.

David’s practice has focused on assisting corporations of all sizes in matters ranging from organization and incorporation through shareholder agreements, commercial transactions and financings to mergers and acquisitions.  In particular, David has extensive experience with public corporations, completing many listings and financings on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.  David advises several public corporations on corporate governance and disclosure requirements on an ongoing basis.  He also has extensive experience in dealing with the Ontario Securities Commission on behalf of both reporting issuers and registrants.

David has also provided advice to clients on government tendering and procurement procedures and has successfully represented a number of clients in complaints regarding government procurement practices before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. 

David’s extensive experience and practical knowledge allows him to quickly assess relevant issues in even the most complex transactions and to provide effective, efficient and straightforward solutions quickly and professionally. 

David remains actively involved with veterans by advising several not for profit corporations.  He serves as Honorary National Solicitor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and as Recording Secretary of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation.

  • Selected Experience:
    • Counsel to LeoNovus Inc. (TSXV: LTV) in the completion of a several brokered and non--brokered private placements on the TSXV, for an aggregate amount of over $9,500,000
    • Counsel to Greenswan Capital Corp. (TSXV: GSW) in the completion of its qualifying transaction pursuant to which it acquired an option to acquire up to a 70% interest in certain mining claims of Melkior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MKR) together with the completion of concurrent private placement financings raising aggregate gross proceeds in the amount of $647,019.98 by way of flow-through and cash financing
    • Counsel to PharmaGap Inc. (TSXV: GAP) in the completion of a several brokered and non-brokered private placements on the TSXV for an aggregate amount of over $7,500,000
    • Counsel to CT Developers Ltd. (TSXV: DEV) in the  completion of its initial public offering of 3,000,000 common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $600,000 pursuant to its prospectus and successful completion of its listing on the TSXV 
    • Counsel to Thoroughbred Capital Inc. (TSXV: TBC.P) in the completion of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $400,000 and successful completion of its listing on the TSXV
    • Counsel to Greenswan Capital Corp. (TSXV: GSW) in the transfer of its listing from the TSXV to NEX, a separate trading board of the TSX Venture Exchange
    • Counsel to Work Horse Capital & Strategic Acquisitions Ltd. (TSXV: WHC.P) in the completion of its qualifying transaction to acquire all of the securities of Personal Web Systems, Inc. (now LeoNovus Inc. (TSXV: LTV), then a private company based in Palo Alto, California for $5,800,000 and the concurrent completion of a private placement raising total gross proceeds of $3,135,400
    • Counsel to PharmaGap Inc. (TSXV: GAP) in the filing of a short form prospectus offering of up to $3,000,000
    • Counsel to Grey Horse Corporation (TSX: GHC now  Equity Financial Holdings Inc. TSX: EQI) in the purchase of all of the shares of Toro FX Inc., then a private company, for $4,900,000\
    • Counsel to Grey Horse Capital Corporation (TSX: GHC now  Equity Financial Holdings Inc. TSX: EQI) in the establishment of its wholly owned subsidiary, Equity Transfer services Inc., as a federal trust company and the concurrent private placement for aggregate gross proceeds in the amount of $4,086,749
    • Counsel to Grey Horse Capital Corporation (TSX: GHC now  Equity Financial Holdings Inc. TSX: EQI) in the transfer of its listing from the TSXV to the TSX
    • Counsel to icefloe Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ICY) in the completion of a non brokered private placement on the TSXV of convertible secured debentures raising aggregate gross proceeds of $2,175,000
    • Counsel to icefloe Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ICY) in the completion of a non brokered private placement on the TSXV raising aggregate gross proceeds of $2,264,507
    • Counsel to AFL Capital Ventures Inc. (TSXV: AFL.P now Equity Financial Holdings Inc. TSX :EQI) in the completion of its qualifying transaction to acquire all of the securities of  Equity Transfer Services Inc.,  then a private company for $6,000,000 with a concurrent financing in the aggregate amount of $4,750,000  
    • Counsel to icefloe Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ICY) for its amalgamation and reverse takeover with YWL Corp. (TSXV: YWL), its concurrent private placement raising aggregate gross proceeds of $3,215,532 and successful completion of its  listing on the TSXV
    Credentials:
    • Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2001
    Memberships/Affiliations:
    • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Officer, Order of Military Merit
    Professional Activities:
    • Volunteer Counsel, the Entrepreneurship Centre of Ottawa-Carleton
    • Contributing Author, North American Free Trade and Investment Report
    • Assistant Secretary, Canadian Battlefields Foundation
    • Honorary National Solicitor, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
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