- Representative Matters
- Selected Speaking Engagements
- Selected Publications
Marek is a creative, pragmatic, and business-focused lawyer. He is entrusted by senior executive management and boards of directors on all manner of complex corporate, securities and governance matters.
Marek is a member of the firm's Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups, and is Chair of the Space Tech Group. Marek advises public and private issuers, investment banks, founders, private investors and private equity funds on a variety of corporate and finance transactions and across a range of industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, mining, energy and cannabis. Marek’s transactional expertise includes mergers & acquisitions, stock exchange listings, prospectus offerings, and venture financings.
Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Marek was a partner at a large international law firm.
Advised Celestial Acquisition Corp. (TSXV:CES.P), a space technology-focused CPC, on its initial public offering on the TSX Venture Exchange. Celestial is the first space technology capital pool company to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Acted for Federated Capital and Fax Investments Inc. in the acquisition and taking private of FAX Capital Corp. (TSX: FXC) for $80.5 million.
Advised Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading operator of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and network-dense urban data centres in Toronto, in its acquisition of six urban office properties from Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust for $794 million.
Advised SQI Diagnostics Inc., a leader in the science of lung health that develops and manufactures respiratory health and precision medical tests, in connection with its acquisition of the assets underlying Precision Biomonitoring Inc.’s human diagnostic COVID-19 PCR testing business and its TripleLock™ molecular diagnostic testing technology.
Advised Cybin Inc., a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, in the completion of an overnight marketed offering pursuant to a prospectus supplement to Cybin's short form base shelf prospectus, with aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $34 million.
Advised Haywood Securities Inc. and a syndicate of agents in connection with the $10.1 million subscription receipt financing of MineHub Technologies Inc. and related go-public transaction on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Advised Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) in connection with the completion of a brokered private placement of common shares on a “flow-through” basis.
Advised Payfare Inc. (TSX: PAY), a digital banking platform for the gig workforce, in connection with its $65 million initial public offering.
Advised Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV: KHRN), a Colombia-based cannabis company, in connection with an aggregate of approximately $75 million of equity prospectus offerings and their reverse takeover listing on the TSXV.
Advised Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX: LGO), a leading supplier of vanadium, in connection with an $80 million short-form prospectus secondary offering and a US$150 million high-yield note offering.
Advised Elemental Royalties Corp. (TSXV: ELE), a gold-focused royalty company, in connection with its $24 million brokered subscription receipt financing and reverse takeover listing on the TSXV.
Advised Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSXV: PNG), a marine drone technology company, in connection with an aggregate of approximately $16 million of equity prospectus offerings.
Advised Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: AH), a Canadian cannabis company, in connection with an aggregate of approximately $45 million of debt and equity short-form prospectus offerings and their $200 million acquisition of Emblem Corp. (TSXV) by way of plan of arrangement, and concurrent listing on the TSX.
Advised one of North America’s largest private residential property developers in connection with its offer and redemption of an aggregate of approximately $1.5 billion of high-yield notes, together with a concurrent offering of an aggregate of approximately $2 billion in high-yield notes.
Advised Karmin Exploration Inc. (TSXV), a mining and exploration company, in its $100 million sale to Nexa Resources S.A. (TSX) by way of plan of arrangement.
Advised Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N), a cannabis e-commerce company, in connection with an aggregate of approximately $80 million of equity prospectus offerings.
Advised one of the world’s largest U.S.-based e-commerce companies in connection with its acquisition of a private Canadian technology issuer providing sales and marketing intelligence.
Advised a Toronto-based investment dealer in connection with its acquisition of another registered investment dealer.
Advised Accelerated Connections Inc. in connection with its acquisition of OneConnect Services Inc., a business telecommunications provider, from Globalive Capital.
Advised a Toronto-based private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a provider of aviation communication services, meteorological observations and instrumentation sales.
Advised an investor group in connection with their equity investment in a leading digital currency trading platform.
Advised an industry aggregator in its acquisition of multiple diagnostic imaging clinics.
Selected Speaking Engagements
Speaker, "Realizing the Value of SpaceTech Investment & Adoption," hosted by the Government of Ontario, Space Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and the Creative Destruction Lab, May 18, 2023.
Speaker, "Accessing Non-Dilutive Government and ITB Credit Financing Alternatives," Aird & Berlis LLP Webinar, March 2, 2023.
Author, "Opportunity Abounds: Roadshow Reveals Investor Appetite in Space Remains Strong," Aird & Berlis LLP Space Tech Bulletin, July 12, 2023.
Author, "Notice to Canada: Commercial Space Launch Is Here...To Stay," Aird & Berlis LLP Space Tech Bulletin, February 2, 2023.
- LLB, University of Southampton, 2010
- BA (Hons), University of Manitoba, 2007