Ruth Chun is a corporate commercial lawyer focused on providing legal advice to various companies from start-up to exit.
Ms. Chun acted as general counsel for cannabis company Newstrike Brands Ltd., raising over $150 million in financing, from the RTO transaction with Up Cannabis Inc. and sale to HEXO Corp. for $263 million. She continues to act for highly regulated industries including psychedelics and renewable energy transactions.
Ms. Chun is a sought-after speaker and is regularly called upon as a conference presenter and lecturer at several universities. She is an independent director and chair of the board of directors of Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE: ENBI), Healing Maps and is on the Advisory Board for the Osgoode Certificate in Cannabis Law & Regulations. She also chairs the board of directors for the non-profit organization Sexual Assault and Violence Information Services of Halton and is a director of Milton Baptist Church. She is a past chairman of Rio Tinto’s pension fund for Rössing Uranium Mine and past trustee of the Alexander Forbes group of funds. In 2019 she was a finalist for the Canadian General Counsel Awards.
Ms. Chun received an Honours BA (Trinity College) and MA from the University of Toronto and Juris Doctor from Queens University, and is admitted to legal practice in Ontario, New York and Namibia.
Ms. Chun is also a contributing editor to the legal textbook Canada's Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, for the forthcoming 4th edition, 2022-2023.
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