J. Douglas Seppala* was educated at the University of British Columbia, where he received his B.Comm. in 1982 and his LL.B. in 1983. Doug was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1984.
Doug practices in the areas of corporate and securities law and has extensive experience advising private and public companies domestically and internationally in various transactions, including venture capital financing, cross border financings, public offerings, stock exchange listings, private placements, take-over bids, mergers and corporate reorganizations, shareholders/proxy disputes, acquisitions and dispositions of shares and assets and joint ventures. He regularly advises investment managers and agents in financing transactions and represents clients before the British Columbia Securities Commission with compliance, dealer registration and exemption matters.
Doug represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, technology and natural resources.
In 1987 Doug was seconded to the British Columbia Securities Commission as a policy advisor. While at the Commission, he was involved in revising the Securities Act and Regulations, reviewing exemption applications and reformulating various policy matters. He has also served as a member of the British Columbia Securities Commission Securities Law Advisory Committee.
Doug has been a member of the Vancouver Stock Exchange Advisory Committee and has lectured on securities law for the B.C. Securities Commission, Continuing Legal Education, Simon Fraser University and Insight Conferences.
*Practising through a law corporation