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Alexis Shamess Toronto Lawyer

Alexis Shamess

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2021
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Alexis Shamess is an associate in Fasken’s Business law group. She maintains a broad corporate/commercial practice and represents both private and public sector clients. Her experience covers a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, go-public transactions, as well as private and public financings.

Alexis completed a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she completed a Master of Arts in Political Science (co-op program) at the University of Waterloo.

Alexis’ past work experience includes working for a business law firm in Melbourne, Australia. She also worked as a policy analyst for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Alexis interned with Fasken’s Antitrust/Competition & Marketing Group during the summer of 2018. She then summered and articled with the Firm and was seconded to the Fasken London, UK office. Alexis joined the Firm as an associate in 2021.

Client Work

  • Edesa Biotech Inc. closes US$3 million private placement,
  • Elemental Royalties Corp. announces the completion of a share-for-share merger of equals with Altus Strategies plc.,
  • Exzell Pharma Inc. announces its sale to Biolab Pharma Ltd.,
  • Elemental Royalties Corp. successfully defends against hostile takeover bid by Gold Royalty Corp.,
  • Fredonia Mining Inc. completes C$4 million brokered private placement financing,
  • Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. leads C$2.36 million financing for VOTI Detection Inc.,
  • Desjardins Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. lead C$64 million bought deal for Ascot Resources Ltd.,
  • STERIS sells Renal Business to Evoqua Water Technologies, Ongoing since January 2022
  • Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. leads C$5.75 million brokered financing for ProStar Holdings Inc.,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Ottawa
  • MA University of Waterloo

Memberships & Affiliations



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