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Mike M. Stephens *

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2011 | England and Wales*, 2005
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Mike Stephens is a leading information technology law Partner in the Vancouver office of Fasken. A recognized leader in the British Columbia technology ecosystem and a dedicated advocate for clients, Mike represents companies in all stages of their development, with a particular focus on early-stage entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging growth companies.

An experienced M&A and securities lawyer, Mike also counsels emerging growth companies from their foundation all the way to IPO or an exit event. Mike also advises founders, executives and company boards on corporate issues, business strategy, fundraising and board governance, and strategic transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a Partner and Vancouver office Lead of the Venture Technology/Emerging Growth Companies group of an international law firm.


Client Work

  • Turnium Technology Group Inc. closes its C$3.5 million LIFE offering,
  • Solabia Group acquires majority stake in Applechem,
  • Liberty Defense Holdings closes its overnight marketed public offering of units,
  • Canaccord Genuity Corp. acted as lead agent on the Liberty Defence Holdings, Ltd. brokered private placement of C$8.62 million,
  • Parallel NFT raises US$50 million Series A financing round,
  • Dapper Labs Inc., an NFT-focused start up and company behind NBA Top Shot, acquires Brud Inc.,
  • Dapper Labs raises over US$250 million in new funding round,
  • Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. closes C$7,130,000 brokered private placement of units,
  • A global leader in cryptocurrency mining, Argo Blockchain acquires two data centres in Quebec, Canada,

Career & Education


  • Legal Practice Course, with Commendation University of Law, London
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Law, with Distinction Kingston University
  • BA, History McGill University


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