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Gavyn Backus


Gavyn is a corporate law generalist with a technology focus, who works with entrepreneurs, ‎founders, and other ‎executives at all stages of the business life cycle.

Gavyn has experience in a range of industries, including tech, fintech, biotech, clean tech, and emerging markets. He frequently advises clients on a variety of corporate commercial matters,  including purchase and sale transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and the negotiation of commercial relationships. Gavyn also provides guidance to management on corporate governance, organizational, and regulatory issues.

Outside of the legal profession, Gavyn has worked as a strategic advisor to startups. He has experience in marketing, community engagement, and project management for various non-for-profit organizations. He also has a background in science. Using his diverse experience, Gavyn applies a methodical approach to provide clients with practical legal advice.

Before joining DLA Piper, Gavyn was an associate at a leading Canadian national law firm.‎‎
Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2018
  • English
  • Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours Specialization in Biology, Western Ontario (UWO), London, ON, 2012


  • Best Lawyers Canada, Lawyer to Watch, (Technology Law), 2024