Tayyaba Khan is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels, focused on corporate and securities law matters. Tayyaba advises public and private companies, partnerships, start-ups and entrepreneurs in matters related to mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, including private and public securities offerings, corporate governance, private equity, and venture capital transactions. She routinely advises cannabis companies, including licensed producers, retail operators and ancillary businesses, with respect to strategic transactions as well as day-to-day securities compliance, disclosure and corporate governance matters. Her experience in the industry includes M&A transactions for Canadian companies pursuing global expansion in the United States, Denmark, Germany, and Latin America. Tayyaba also has experience working with investors and technology companies at all stages of development with matters relating to incorporation, organization and acting on a variety of transactions, including private equity financings and exit transactions.
Prior to joining Cassels, Tayyaba worked in the Ottawa office of another national law firm and has been involved in numerous precedent setting transactions in the cannabis industry in her capacity as counsel to Canopy Growth Corporation, including: a $5 billion investment by Constellation Brands, Inc.; a $200 million prospectus offering, the first equity financing transaction to be led by a Schedule 1 bank; the acquisitions of Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., Mettrum Health Corp. and ebbu Inc., among others; the completion of Canopy’s qualifying transaction to list on the TSX Venture Exchange; and its graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange.