Canadian Lawyer

March 2021

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14 FEATURE CROSS EXAMINED When you are a young lawyer, Grant says, you are never quite sure if your error is "cata- strophic and the entire deal will fail or whether this is something that's quite straightforward." By making a quick call, though, the partner she went to solved the problem on the spot. Since the partner knew that a phone call could fi x it, this taught Grant the importance of experience. But the manner in which he did it — calmly and methodically — also taught her "the value of a measured response. Just pause, stop and think it through." The fact that he knew who to call also taught Grant that "there is no substitute for creating relationships." When Grant talks about her tech and health industry expertise, she also comes back to the importance of relationships. In other words, it is the people she works with — and not just their work product — Vanessa Grant has provided advice and representation to: A pre-clinical pharmaceutical company in its 2020 convertible note nancing where it raised more than US$3.9M A global pharmaceutical company on the Canada aspect of the global reorganization of its innovative medicines and established medicines businesses Entos Pharmaceuticals Inc. on its collaboration agreement with a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company A global pharmaceutical company on the implementation of its joint venture to create a global consumer health-care company A venture capital investor on its investment in a dental company, as well as its participation in a pharma- ceutical company's public o ering FACIT, together with the University of Toronto, regarding the announced creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics Metabolomic Technologies Inc., a Canadian-based company developing metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics on completion of $4.2M Series A raise A plant-based nanotechnology company as it developed a worldwide patent and branding strategy, including licensing ventures and funding initiatives A pharmaceutical client in relation to its creation of Canadian subsidiary and seeking market approval for new drug in Canada HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY WORK FIND LEADING CANADIAN LAWYERS The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada is the most comprehensive annual guide to Canada's top legal talent, profiling the lawyers most recommended by their peers in 38 practice areas. You can use the guide to: make informed business decisions validate your choices stay on top of Canadian legal issues In addition to extensive lawyer bios with photos, the directory also features: contributions from leading practitioners across Canada highlights of cross-border issues recent developments in their practice areas When you are looking for specialized legal counsel, turn to the resource that showcases peer-ranked Canadian legal talent. SCAN TO LEARN MORE Lexpert - ALM House Ad.indd 2 Lexpert - ALM House Ad.indd 2 07/11/2020 2:24:34 pm 07/11/2020 2:24:34 pm

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