Sharagim Habibi is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in corporate and securities law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, securities registration, and other securities and corporate law matters.
Sharagim has experience representing both private companies and publicly traded issuers on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), the Aequitas NEO and US-based stock exchanges. He has also been involved in a number of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, and debt and equity securities offerings, including IPOs.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Sharagim practised securities and corporate law in the Calgary and Toronto offices of major national law firms. Sharagim has also been a member of various administrative tribunals and has taught extensively at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law and Haskayne School of Business.
In addition to Sharagim's practice which includes technology, manufacturing, construction, heath care, regulated services, retail and other industries, Sharagim is also active in emerging market sectors including fintech, blockchain, cannabis and psilocybin.
He has an active cannabis law practice and advises various cannabis cultivators, retailers, investors and lenders, among others, in respect of regulatory matters, financing, acquisitions and other related matters. Sharagim's experience in this area extends to issuers located in Canada, the United States, South America and Europe. He has discussed cannabis law issues in the media, at conferences and other events in Canada and the U.S.