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christopher pejovic

Christopher Pejovic


Chris Pejovic maintains a general corporate commercial practice with a focus on securities and corporate ‎finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial services and private equity and venture capital matters.‎

Chris has experience advising clients based in Canada and abroad in all aspects of corporate and ‎securities law, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, public ‎offerings and private placement financings. Chris has also assisted clients representing a broad spectrum ‎of emerging industries with seed and early stage venture capital financings.

Chris acquired his J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, where he obtained an Area of Concentration ‎in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology. During law school, Chris interned in the Legal Affairs ‎branch of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva.

Chris also served as ‎President of the International Law Association, and on the Executive Committee of the University of ‎Western Ontario’s Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) branch.‎

Bar admissionsOntario, 2018


  • Acted for a group of investors led by Inovia Capital in connection with’s $368 million Series C financing round, named the largest venture capital transaction in Canada in 2023 (by the Canadian Venture Capital Association). 
  • Represented Tilray Brands, Inc. (TSX: TLRY, Nasdaq: TLRY) in connection with its acquisition of HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO, NASDAQ: HEXO)
  • Represented Granify Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Bazaarvoice, Inc.
  • Acted for Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CWEB) in connection with a US$57 million debenture issuance to ‎British American Tobacco.
  • Acted for Updata Partners in connection with its investment in ContactMonkey’s $55 million Series A financing round.
  • Acted for Société BIC (BB:PA) in connection with its acquisition of inkbox ink incorporated, a Canadian-‎based company producing the leading global brand of semi-permanent tattoos.‎
  • Represented Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA and NASDAQ: APHA) in its reverse takeover of Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY).
  • Acting for Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTC: TCNNF) in its proposed US$2.1 billion acquisition of Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF).
  • Represented a syndicate of agents, led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., in connection with the US$17 million initial public offering of common shares and units of HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX: CBD.U).‎
  • Acted for the agents in connection with a private placement offering of common shares of Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. (CSE:ZAIR) for total gross proceeds to the Company of $15.5 million.
  • Acted for a major investor in $44 million Series B funding of AI chatbot provider Ada Support. 
  • Acted for the underwriters in connection with a public offering of units of mCloud Technologies Corp. (TSX-V: MCLD) for gross proceeds of $11.5 million.
  • Represented Acreage Holdings, Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U) in its USD$3.4 billion arrangement with Canopy ‎Growth.‎
  • Represented High Street Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its USD$314.2 million subscription ‎receipt financing, reverse take-over of Applied Inventions Management Corp. and the listing of the ‎resulting issuer, Acreage Holdings, Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U), on the Canadian Securities Exchange.‎
  • Advised ASX listed medicinal cannabis company, Althea Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: ‎AGH), on its ‎acquisition of Canadian extraction and contract manufacturing company ‎Peak Processing Solutions, ‎together with Althea's associated AUD30 million capital ‎raising.‎
  • Acted for Santander bank in its investment in Trulioo Information Services Inc.‎
  • Acted for the sellers of Digital Chaos, Inc. (DC), an esports company based in Georgia, USA, in the sale ‎of their shares in DC in exchange for an interest in the acquiror, an Ontario company.
  • Acted for Canaccord Genuity Corp. in connection with a short form prospectus offering of debenture ‎units of Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) for gross proceeds of $9.43 million.‎
  • Acted for Canaccord Genuity Corp. in connection with a best efforts private placement of units of ‎HempFusion, Inc. for gross proceeds of US $36 million.‎
  • Acted for CENTR Brands Corp. (CSE: CNTR) in connection with a reverse take-over transaction and CSE ‎listing.‎
  • Acted for a global technology company in the sale of its Chinese division.‎
  • English
  • Spanish
  • J.D., University of Western Ontario, 2017
  • B.Sc (Hons.), Biotechnology, University of Toronto, 2014


  • Area of Concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology, University of Western Ontario, 2017
  • Global Engagement Honour, University of Western Ontario, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Alumni Mentor, Innis College Alumni Mentorship Program, University of Toronto

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Croatian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association