Dwight Dee is a business lawyer with a focus on corporate finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and public company compliance. He advises public and private companies, underwriters and investors in a wide variety of matters, often involving cross-border or international contexts. He is recognized for his exceptional client service, expert knowledge and solutions-oriented approach.
Dwight has experience working with clients in a variety of industries including technology, mining, oil and gas and manufacturing. He has extensive experience leading clients successfully through complex transactions.
His practice covers all aspects of securities and corporate law including:
Company Formation and Structuring: advising start-ups on initial set up, organization, management and shareholder agreements.
Equity and Debt Finance: acting for both issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements.
Going Public Transactions: advising and leading clients through “going public transactions” such as initial public offerings, reverse take-overs and qualifying transactions.
Continuous Disclosure: advising reporting issuers on ongoing disclosure issues, stock exchange rules and corporate governance obligations, including fiduciary duties and directors’ liabilities.
Mergers & Acquisitions: acting for acquirers and targets in take-over bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangements and going private transactions.
Securities Registrant Regulation and Compliance: acting for capital market participants such as investment dealers and exempt market dealers on registration compliance.
Dwight is a frequent speaker and Course Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. He was appointed to the Securities Law Advisory Committee of the BC Securities Commission in 2010 and was recognized as a “Lawyer to Watch” by Lexpert in 2013 and was a 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars Finalist.
Dwight is an active member of his community. Among other things, he held a number of advisory positions in his church and has served on the board of a charitable social enterprise.
- LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1999
- B.A., First Class, History and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, 1996
- Appointed to Securities Law Advisory Committee of the BC Securities Commission, 2010
- Graduate, Leadership Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Trade and Volunteer Vancouver, 2003
- Recipient, University of British Columbia Chancellor’s Scholarship, 1992-1996
- Frequent Speaker and Course Chair for BC Continuing Legal Education
- Director and First Vice-President, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals
- Advisory Board Member, JustWork Economic Initiative (Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association (Securities Section)
- Securities Fundamentals: Private Placements, CLEBC course, 2014
- Exempt Market Securities: An Overview of the Legal Requirements and the Opportunities for Raising Capital and Investing, Professional Chartered Accountants of BC seminar, 2014
- Securities Fundamentals: Plans of Arrangement, CLEBC course, 2013
- Securities Law Primer, CLEBC Securities Fundamentals course, 2012
- Raising Capital for Private Companies, CLEBC course: "Creating and Advising a Public Company", 2010
- Financing in Tough Economic Times, CLEBC Mining course, 2009
- Securities Law Overview, CLEBC course: "Securities for Junior Lawyers and Legal Support Staff", 2009
- Significant New Proposals for Registrant Obligations Towards Their Clients, Canadian Securities Law News, No. 269, LexisNexis, 2016
- Significant New Proposals for Registrant Obligations Towards Their Clients, Securities Practice Notes, May 2016
- Canadian Securities Regulators Revamp Early Warning Regime, Securities Practice Notes, April 2016
- Canadian Securities Regulators Revamp Early Warning Regime, Canadian Securities Law News, No. 267, LexisNexis, 2016
- TSX and TSX-V Finalize Guidance on Listing Requirements for Emerging Market Issuers, Securities Practice Notes, July 2015
- Mining Issuers: Make Sure Your Website Complies with 43-101, Securities Practice Notes, April 2015
- TSX Proposes Amendments to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Interlisted Issuers, Securities Practice Notes, February 2015
- IIROC Issues Proposed Guidelines Respecting Underwriting Due Diligence, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2014
- BC Securities Commission Releases 2012 Mining Report, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2013
- Factors Considered by the CSA in Assessing IPO Share Structures, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2011
- CSA Staff Notice 51-333: Environmental Reporting Guidance, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2011
- IIROC New Product Due Diligence Regulatory Review - Common Deficiencies and Requirements for Written Policies, Procedures and Controls, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2011
- An Overview of Executive Compensation Initiatives in 2009, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2010
- Knowing Your "Know Your Product" Obligation, Securities Practice Notes, Fall 2009
- Affinity Fraud: In the Circle of Trust, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, November 2007
- Update: BC Securities Act Charities Exemption Retained, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, September 2004
- BC Proposes Repeal of Securities Act Charities Exemption, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, August 2004