Annie (Zi An) Xie

Associate
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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2023

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
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  • Education

Annie is inquisitive by nature and enjoys working on complex transactions. She takes great care to understand the inner workings of her clients’ businesses and provide uniquely tailored advice. Annie’s detail-oriented approach and analytical mind make her an asset to any client team.

Annie is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, public offerings and continuous disclosure for public companies.

Annie summered and articled at Aird & Berlis prior to joining the firm as an associate.

Other Languages

Mandarin (Conversational)

Awards & Recognition

  • Board of Governors In-Course Medal, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, 2020

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Representative Matters

Acted for Knightstone Capital Management in the sale of a 20 per cent equity share in the CampusOne residence in Toronto, Ontario.

Represented BZAM, a leading Canadian cannabis producer, in the acquisition of Final Bell Canada, an end-to-end supply chain system for cannabis brands, from Final Bell Holdings International.

Represented Pollitt & Company Inc., in connection with its brokered private placement for Playgon Games Inc., a proprietary SaaS technology company that delivers mobile, live-dealer technology to online gaming operators globally.

Legal counsel to MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX:LABS) in its acquisition of VIVO Cannabis Inc. 

Represented The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (CSE:TGOD) in the completion of a marketed public offering of units.

Advised The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (CSE: TGOD), a sustainable Canadian cannabis company and producer of premium, organically grown cannabis, in completing the acquisition of BZAM Holdings Inc., a privately-owned producer of flower and 2.0 products.

Education

  • JD (Cum Laude), University of Windsor, 2022
  • JD (Cum Laude), University of Detroit Mercy, 2022
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology and Medical Sciences, Western University, 2019