Judith Hong Wilkin

E-mail: jwilkin@oziellaw.ca

Judith Hong Wilkin

E-mail: jwilkin@oziellaw.ca

Bio DetailsSpeaking Engagements and Pro-BonoRepresentative Transactions

Judith is of counsel at Oziel Law. Judith has over 23 years of legal experience with 20 years spent with Bay Street law firms. Prior to starting her own law office in 2019, Judith was a partner at a large downtown full business law firm, specializing in corporate and securities law. Judith has been extensively involved in assisting enterprises both in Canada and outside Canada, helping clients in acquiring or investing in Canadian businesses, starting their own companies, setting up investment funds, going public in Canada by way of IPOs and RTOs, conducting public offerings and private placements, establishing capital pool companies and their IPOs, completing take-over bids, going private transactions and other corporate and securities transactions.

Raised in China, Judith is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is familiar with the Chinese culture and traditions. Judith has extensive experience representing Chinese and other foreign businesses in going public in Canada and investing in Canadian enterprises.

  • 2020 – Interviewed by Investment Weekly on representing Chinese clients
  • 2018 – Speaker at the 2018 PDAC Mining Investment Forum held by Canada Chine Ming & Mineral Association on how to acquire a public Canadian mining company
  • 2017 – Interviewed by Fairchild TV in the program “Mandarin Profile”
  • 2017 – Speaker at the 2017 PDAC Mining Investment Forum held by Canada Chine Ming & Mineral Association on issues to note in investing in Canadian mining companies
  • 2016 – Speaker at Commercial Real Estate Investment Seminar co-hosted by MNP LLP, Fogler Rubinoff LLPO and Meridian Credit Union on equity financing in real estate projects
  • 2015 – Presenter at investment seminar hosted by Canada China Capital Market Access Association on acquiring Canadian businesses
  • 2015 – Speaker at Guiyang World Crowdfunding Conference on Canadian crowdfunding regulations
  • 2014 – Speaker at International Finance Forum held by Fames Weekly on legal issues in investing and acquiring Canadian businesses
  • 2013 – Speaker at International Finance Forum held by Fames Weekly on legal issues in investing in Canadian mining companies
  • 2012 – Panelist at “The Outlook for Chinese Companies” conference held by Deal Flow Media held in Beijing, China
  • 2012 – Speaker at the 2012 Going Public in North America & Germany Forum held in Xiamen China on legal issues faced by Chinese Companies going public in Canada
  • 2011 – Speaker at the Hefei Conference co-hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange and Hefei Government on listing Chinese companies in Canada
  • 2011 – Speaker at TSX Listing Seminar hosted by the Toronto Stock Exchange and Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • 2011 – Interviewed by Fortune Weekly on Effect of Sino Forest on Chinese Companies listing in Canada

  • 2021 – Represented Hope Well Capital Corp. (now, Forward Water Technologies Corp.) on its qualifying transaction and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. The go-public transaction was completed by way of a three-cornered amalgamation between Hope Well Capital Corp., its wholly-owned subsidiary and Forward Water Technologies Inc., a developer of industrial waste water treatment systems based in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 2020 – Represented Boyuan Construction Group, Inc., a Zhejiang based construction company, in its going private transaction and voluntary delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • 2019 – Represented Lineage Grow Company Ltd. (now Harborside Inc) on its reverse take-over transaction with FLRish, Inc. d/b/a Harborside and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange. FLRish, Inc. is a California and Oregon based cannabis producer and retailer, with a valuation of US$200 million. The reverse take-over transaction was completed by way of a three-cornered amalgamation between Lineage, its wholly-owned subsidiary and FLRish, Inc.
  • 2019 – Counsel to a Toronto-based medical bioresearch company in its private placement of Cdn$20 million
  • 2017 – Represented CUP Capital Corp. (now, GBLT Corp.) on its qualifying transaction and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. The go-public transaction was completed by way of a securities exchange between CUP Capital Corp., and GBLT German Battery & Lighting Technologies PLC, a manufacturer of energy storage and lighting products for residential and commercial markets, with a valuation of Cdn$60 million.
  • 2017 – Counsel to Hope Well Capital Corp. in its initial public offering as a capital pool company
  • 2016 – Counsel to a Chinese investor in its US$6 million convertible debenture investment in a marine environmental products developer based in Ontario
  • 2016 – Counsel for a Chinese-owned Ontario investor in investing C$2.5 million equity and C$3 million debt in a Canadian technology company
  • 2016 – Counsel to CUP Capital Corp. in its initial public offering as a capital pool company
  • 2015 – Counsel to TSX-V listed mobile gaming company on capital raise and $100M purchase of Israeli social casino-themed gaming company
  • 2015 – Counsel to a venture capital fund in its establishment as a limited partnership
  • 2015 – Counsel to purchaser of a Toronto-based TV station
  • 2014 – Represented Kam & Ronson Media Inc. in its going private transaction and voluntary delisting from the TSX Venture Exchange
  • 2013 – Counsel to a real estate investment fund in its establishment as a limited partnership and private placement financing
  • 2013 – Acted for PI Financial Corp. as a sponsor for the qualifying transaction between Chrysallis Capital VIII Corp. (now Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.), Redmere Technology Inc. and Fresco Microchip Inc.
  • 2012 – Counsel to a Canadian private telecommunication technology company in selling 100% of its shares to Swedish company Ericsson
  • 2011 – Counsel to Chinese Agricultural Production and Processing Company on Reverse Take-Over Transaction and TSXV Listing

Qualifications

  • Called to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), 2000
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, L.L.M., 2004
  • University of Ottawa, L.L.B., 1998
  • Lakehead University, B.A., 1995
  • Southwest China University, B.Ed. Honours

Recent Insights

Little Fish Acquisition I Corp. Deal Announcement (1)

Meraki Acquisition One, Inc. CPC Completes Initial Public Offering

On February 14, 2022, Meraki Acquisition One, Inc., a capital pool company (CPC), completed its initial public offering (IPO) in British Columbia and Alberta, and concurrent listing […]

Little Fish Acquisition I Corp. Deal Announcement

Little Fish Acquisition I Corp. CPC Completes Initial Public Offering

On October 6, 2021, Little Fish Acquisition I Corp., a capital pool company (CPC) completed its initial public offering (IPO) in British Columbia and Alberta, and concurrent […]

A-Labs-V-Deal-Announcement-feature-image

A-Labs Capital V Corp. Completes Initial Public Offering

On August 24, 2021, A-Labs Capital V Corp. capital pool company (CPC) completed its initial public offering (IPO) in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario of 2.75 million […]

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