Alvin Yau is an associate in WeirFoulds’ Private Equity Practice Group. After spending his articling and summer work terms with the firm, Alvin focused his practice on corporate reorganizations, asset-backed lending transactions, shareholder disputes, and tax disputes.
Prior to his career in law, Alvin worked at a Canadian bank with its derivatives and US corporate lending teams. He has also worked in devising strategies for Canadian and international non-profit organizations.
In 2018, Alvin received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He was a research assistant with Professors Anita Anand and Adriana Robertson and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. Alvin was awarded the General Motors of Canada First Generation Award and the Richard Ivey Foundation Award.
Prior to law school, Alvin graduated with distinction from York University’s Schulich School of Business where he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. He specialized in economics and international business and was president of the school’s debate team. Alvin was also the recipient of the Scotiabank Scholarship during his studies.
Alvin is an avid supporter of literacy programs and is currently studying to become fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Psyence Group Inc. in its listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange; including its reverse take-over transaction with MindHealth Biomed Inc.; and MindHealth BioMed Corp.’s $9.3M non-brokered common share and subscription receipt private placements. January 2021.
StageZero Life Sciences Ltd. in its $7.2M public offering of 9,243,700 units. Each Unit was comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. December 2020.
Hemlo Explorers Inc. in its closing of a fully-subscribed $3.5M non-brokered private placement. August 2020.
Represented StageZero Life Sciences Ltd. in its $4.6M public offering. June 2020.
Represented Antibe Therapeutics in its $28.75M bought deal public offering. June 2020.
Canadian Orebodies Inc., a junior natural resource exploration and development company with a number of mineral properties located in Canada, in its acquisition of Hemlo Area Properties from O3 Mining Inc.
- Richard Ivey Foundation Scholarship Award (academic merit), 2017
- General Motors First Generation Fund Scholarship Award, 2015
- Scotiabank Scholarship, 2011-2015
Called to the Bar
- Ontario (2019)
- J.D., University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2018
- B.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University, 2015
- Ontario Bar Association