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Jarrod Isfeld

Jarrod Isfeld


Jarrod Isfeld is a capital markets lawyer specializing in entity formation, M&A and capital markets ‎regulatory law.‎

Jarrod advises both domestic and international issuers, dealers and advisers on formation, financing and ‎ongoing Canadian regulatory compliance, including public listings and private equity fund formation as ‎well as initial registration and ongoing compliance for entities involved in dealing, advising and investment ‎fund management activities. ‎

As a key member of DLA Canada’s Japan Practice Group, Jarrod advises Japanese corporations and ‎investors on matters related to Canadian inbound investment, including acquisition structuring and ‎compliance with Canadian corporate and securities laws.‎

Known for his deep knowledge in corporate and securities law, Jarrod has contributed to a number of ‎publications on this subject and has taught at the University of Calgary. He has also served as an advisor ‎to the Alberta Securities Commission and is a Former Chair of the Securities and Corporate Finance ‎Section (Alberta-South) of the Canadian Bar Association.‎

Bar admissionsAlberta, 2001


  • Lead counsel to Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. on sponsorship arrangement with Major League Baseball
  • Lead counsel to Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. in connection with US$57 million debenture issuance to ‎British American Tobacco
  • Lead counsel to RT Mosaic on sale to Cardinal Point Capital Management Ltd.‎
  • Acted for Overbay Capital Partners Inc. in connection with mutual fund trust, private equity fund ‎formation and regulatory matters
  • Acted for Main Street Mortgage Investment Corporation in connection with mortgage investment ‎corporation formation and financing
  • Acted for Special Committee of Board of Directors of AgJunction Inc. (AJX) in connection with sale to ‎the KUBOTA Corporation
  • Acted for Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. ‎(TSX:CWEB, OTCQX:CWBHF)‎ in its acquisition of Abacus ‎Health Products, Inc. (CSE:ABCS) by way of an arrangement
  • Acted as lead counsel for Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. ‎(TSX:CWEB, OTCQX:CWBHF)‎ in connection ‎with a Secondary Offering of Common Shares pursuant to a short form shelf prospectus for aggregate ‎gross proceeds of $161 million
  • Acted for AltaCorp Capital Inc. in connection with a brokered private placement financing of ‎subscription receipts
  • Acted for Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. ‎(TSX:CWEB, OTCQX:CWBHF)‎ in connection with the closing of ‎a C$115 million Initial Public Offering and Secondary Offering and listing on the Canadian Stock ‎Exchange
  • Advise Partners Group in connection with Canadian registration and fund formation related matters ‎
  • Advised German ingredients distributor in connection with joint venture with Canadian ingredients ‎manufacturer
  • Acted for Toshiba Corporation in connection with acquisition of material interest in Canadian technology ‎company
  • Advise Olympia Trust Company in connection with Canadian registration matters ‎
  • Acted for Link Plan Management in connection with registration of one of Alberta’s first robo-advisory ‎firms
  • Advised Zelos Capital in connection with fund formation and registration as a portfolio manager, ‎investment fund manager and exempt market dealer
  • Acted for Uniquem Inc. in connection with merger with Evolution Energy Services
  • Advised private investment group in connection with public recapitalization of New Stratus Energy Inc. ‎
  • Advised Viewpoint Global Fund in connection with registration as a portfolio manager, investment fund ‎manager and exempt market dealer
  • Advised Toronto based ICO in connection with registration exemptive relief application ‎
  • Acted for HydRx Farms in connection with merger with CannScience Innovations (continuing as Scientus ‎Pharma Inc.)‎
  • Advised Russian-based financial institution in connection with USD$2.7 billion debt financing
  • Acted for Merrco Payments Inc. in connection with private placement financing
  • Advised Baby Gourmet Foods Inc. in connection with debenture financing
  • English
  • Japanese
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia. 1999
  • B.A. (Economics), Hitotsubashi University, Japan, 1996


  • Co-Author, "Regulation of Cryptocurrencies in Canada", Exchange-International: Financial Services Regulation Newsletter Series, DLA Piper, Feb 2018
  • Dealing with conflicts of interest for registrants - disclosure is not enough, 24 May 2017
  • Frequently asked questions: non-Canadian funds selling in Canada, 24 Apr 2017
  • Canadian Securities Regulators implement new requirements to complete phase 2 of the client relationship model, 19 Jul 2016
  • Canadian investment fund regulatory review for Q3 - 2015, 20 Oct 2015
  • Author, "Guide to Listing in Canada", DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Oct 2015

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Advisor, Alberta Securities Commission - Exempt Market Dealer Advisory Committee
  • Former Chair, Securities and Corporate Finance (Alberta South), Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Sessional Instructor (Securities Law), University of Calgary, Faculty of Law