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Ariel Laver, CPA, CA

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2014
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver


Ariel Laver is a corporate/commercial lawyer in Vancouver who primarily provides strategic, legal and commercial advice to clients looking to acquire, transfer and develop technology. He also advises private companies on a wide range of issues including start-up and incorporation, commercial arrangements, financing transactions, M&A, and corporate reorganizations.

Ariel has substantial experience advising on and drafting agreements for a wide range of commercial matters, including technology procurement, software licensing, software as a service (SaaS) subscriptions, manufacturing, collaboration, joint development, consulting services, confidentiality, reseller and sales representative arrangements.

Prior to practising law, Ariel obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation while working with an international accounting firm.

Clients appreciate Ariel’s finance background, including his in-depth knowledge in accounting, business strategy, taxation and corporate governance matters, which allows him to better understand their strategic objectives and provide practical advice to fit their business needs.


Client Work

  • DataCore Mail Management Ltd. announces acquisition by 3CO Legacy Solutions Inc.,
  • Quandri Technologies raises US$8.5M in Series A financing led by Seattle-based FUSE,
  • MineSense Technologies closes US$42 million Series E financing led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management,
  • Motion Metrics International Corp sold for C$150 million,
  • Allocadia acquired by BrandMaker, a portfolio company of Rubicon Technology Partners,
  • Counsel to one of North America’s fastest growing candy companies, Ongoing since January 2019
  • The Bitfury Group partners with Hut 8 to establish North America's largest bitcoin datacenters,
  • Otsuka announces the acquisition of rapidly growing plant-based food innovator Daiya,
  • Cooledge raises $17 million in Series C financing led by new private equity investor and ARCH Venture Partners,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Alberta
  • B Comm, Accounting University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Director, Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH BC) (2015 – 2018)
  • Mentor in the World Trade Centre Vancouver’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) (2019-present)

Memberships & Affiliations


Fasken Institute



Article Crowdfunding Prospectus Exemptions for B.C. Issuers

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Unruly AI: Navigating a World of Delegated Decisions and Sticky Consequences Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC


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