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Iain  Mant

Iain Mant *

Partner Fasken
In a time of increasing regulatory oversight, public scrutiny and evolving standards of expected corporate behaviour, corporate governance challenges have become increasingly difficult to navigate.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1992 | Ontario, 1990
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Iain Mant is a prominent securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Fasken’s Vancouver office. His diverse practice focuses on advising varied clients on public equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

Iain is sought out for his more than 30 years’ of expertise by clients in the technology, mining, oil and gas, media, and life sciences industries. He acts for issuers, underwriters and venture capitalists, and counsels companies throughout their growth, from start-up to public.

Deep M&A experience

Iain has extensive experience advising on the negotiation, structuring and implementing of public and private M&A transactions, involving domestic and foreign purchasers and sellers. As team leader on transactions, he coordinates financing, regulatory, employment, tax and other advice from the early planning stages to closing. Iain is a sought after advisor for his experience in advising on technology transactions involving some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Intel, Google, Amazon, General Electric, Amazon and Tesla. The Association of Corporate Growth recognized Iain’s M&A experience in leading ACG’s Deal of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.

Broad expertise in corporate finance

Iain advises issuers, underwriters and investors on a broad range of financing transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings, initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and spin outs. He regularly assists clients listed on a variety of stock exchanges, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, NASDAQ, and NYSE.

Private equity and venture capital

Iain is often consulted to assist private equity and venture capital investors in fund formation and investment and sale transactions. He also has extensive experience advising companies in obtaining investment from venture capital and private equity funds.

Iain is a frequent speaker on financing and corporate governance at numerous professional and industry events.


  • Recognized nationwide as a Notable Practitioner in M&A, IFLR 1000 2019 to 2020
  • Recognized for Corporate Governance Practice, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020
  • Recognized for Securities Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • B Comm University of Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Director and Chair, The Polygon Gallery
  • Director, New Ventures BC Society 
  • Former Director, Bionic Power Corporation
  • Former Director, Epic Data International Inc
  • Former Director and Member of Executive Committee, BC Technology Industries Association  
  • Former Chairman and Director, Ability Biomedical Corporation
Role of the Board Corporate Governance 2015, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC) location location Vancouver
Advisory & Finance Options Business Transitions Forum location location Vancouver
Turn Adversity Into Advantage Fasken Martineau / Deloitte Joint Seminar location location Vancouver
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