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Jonathan Raizenne, Associate

Jonathan Raizenne

Associate Fasken
A lawyer with experience representing clients and information technology suppliers can better understand the need to offer win-win solutions.
Jurisdiction Québec, 2017
Language(s) French, English, Japanese
Office(s) Montréal


Jonathan Raizenne is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial group. His practice covers technology and IT law, venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Jonathan advises start-ups during every step of their development and has intervened in funding rounds ranging from pre-seed financing to exit by acquisition or initial public offering.

Jonathan also assists clients with respect to privacy and cybersecurity, open source licensing, and general commercial matters.

Prior to joining Fasken, Jonathan worked as an in-house counsel in one of Montreal’s most successful technology companies, where he was responsible for large-scale contractual negotiations, as well as designing and implementing the company’s privacy compliance framework.

Before entering law, Jonathan taught English in Okayama for one year, an experience that deepened his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.


  • Recognized as One to Watch in Corporate Law and Venture Capital Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024
  • Recognized as Ones to Watch in Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Montreal, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
  • Coupe du Bâtonnier du Québec, Best Team, Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot , Concours de plaidoirie Pierre-Basile-Mignault 2015

Client Work

  • GSoft, now Workleap, receives a C$125 million investment from CDPQ to fast-track its growth strategy,
  • Dispersa Inc. raises C$3 million in financing,
  • AssistIQ raises C$2.5 million to cut down on medical waste in hospitals,
  • Eli Health closes a US $3.6 million seed round,
  • Nolk completes a $30M Series A funding round and also acquires Ergonofis and Opposite Wall,
  • Designstripe closes C$10 million equity and debt funding round,
  • Lighthouse closes C$9.1 million initial seed funding to build a search platform for the Metaverse,
  • Tengiva completes a C$4.95 million seed financing led by Fonds Ecofuel,
  • Congruence Therapeutics completes a US$50 Million Series A Financing,

Career & Education


  • LLM, Securities Law Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Program of study, Law in Japan Meiji University
  • BA McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)  
  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montreal


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