Cannabis Law on Earth

Chris Nyberg - Cannabis Lawyer - annual review

December 30, 2023 Russell Bennett, Cannabis Lawyer,
Cannabis Law on Earth
Chris Nyberg - Cannabis Lawyer - annual review
Show Notes

Chris Nyberg’s law practice focuses on transactional and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and complex commercial transactions for start-up and mid-market companies in technology, food, beverage and agribusiness, healthcare and other regulated industries. He has broad experience with a range of private equity, venture capital and other institutional investments as well as complex acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, minority investments, and cross-border transactions. In addition to transactional work, Chris’s experience includes advising clients on all aspects of their corporate and commercial arrangements, including reorganizations and other corporate restructurings, as well as assisting with their corporate governance. Chris also regularly advises applicants, licensees, retailers, brands, service providers, First Nations communities and businesses and members of adjacent industries on all manner of cannabis-related mandates. He was seconded to one of North America’s leading licensed producers and has taught cannabis law and regulation at two major Canadian universities.

Chris co-authored a recent article:
Saving Cannabis Inventory From Going Up in Smoke - Tantalus case
A recent decision established that Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) should not withhold the renewal of an excise licence issued under the Excise Act, 2001 (“Excise Act”) where an excise licence is necessary for the debtor to deal with their assets within an insolvency proceeding.

Chris is
* Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Cannabis Law (2022)
* Recognized in Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Cannabis Law (2020 – 2022)
* Recognized in The Legal 500 Canada, Cannabis Law (2020 – 2022)

Thank you to Jeremy Benning, our co-producer and sound editor.

And thank you to Albert Wong, who created and performed our beautiful music.

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