Conrad Nest*


604 647 4117

*Personal Law Corporation

Lauren Thom
604 647 4107

Conrad is a Shareholder and a member of Boughton Law’s securities law practice group.

Having been active in the capital markets for over 20 years and being qualified to practice law in both the U.S. and Canada, Conrad leverages his cross-border experience and relationships to connect clients to funding sources and strategic business opportunities and to devise practical, effective and creative routes of action to overcome challenges. He has significant experience advising local and international clients on a variety of matters related to cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, including seed capital, venture capital financings, spin outs, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, PIPES and secondary public offerings.  He also regularly advises clients on other matters including takeover bids, negotiating commercial agreements and ongoing corporate governance and securities law compliance.

Conrad’s diverse work on behalf of clients has given him a wealth of understanding across a wide variety of sectors such as mining, energy, manufacturing, plant based technology and technology related fields.

Prior to joining Boughton Law, Conrad practiced with prominent regional and international law firms. Conrad obtained a B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and an LL.B. degree from the University of Victoria in 2000. Conrad is a former editor of the University of Victoria Law Journal.

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Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association BC
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, ABA Committee on International Business Law
  • Lecturer, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2016 B.C. Conference
  • Lecturer, Deal Flow Media – Cross Border Transactions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Speaking Engagements

“Structuring Financings for the Plant and Protein Industry” CSE Roundtable – February 18, 2021

“Structuring for Start-ups”; Canadian Tax Foundation 2016 B.C. Tax Conference, September 2016

“Maintenance and Continuous Disclosure Requirements on the CSE”, joint presentation with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), November 2010

“Overview of CSE Listing Requirements for Cross Listings by U.S. public companies”, joint presentation with CSE, September 2009


“Update on Crowdfunding in Canada”, Securities Law Update, November 2015

“Canadian Regulators Adopt New Crowdfunding Exemptions for Startups and Early Stage Businesses”, Securities Law Update, June 2015

Representative Transactions

Acted as lead counsel to San Cristobal Mining Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Minera San Cristóbal S.A. and all associated assets from Sumitomo Corporation under the terms of a stock purchase agreement.

Underwriters counsel for Canaccord Genuity Corp. on qualifying transaction and subscription receipt offering of $4,200,000 for Globally Local Technologies Inc

Counsel for Cerro Mining Corp. on reverse take over by Friday’s Dog Inc. and concurrent subscription receipt offering for gross proceeds of $9,276,000

Lead Underwriters counsel for Vegan Food Manufacturing Company in connection with the initial public offering (the world’s second plant based IPO after Beyond Meat Inc.) and follow on bought deal short form prospectus offerings for aggregate gross proceeds of $21,721,500.

Counsel to Osino Resources Corp. in connection with a bought deal offering of Units by way of a short form prospectus for aggregate gross proceeds of $17,710,000

Counsel to Osino Resources Corp. in connection with an overnight marketed offering of Units by way of a short form prospectus for aggregate gross proceeds of $14,000,000

Counsel to a financial services firm in connection with the acquisition three properties in B.C. for an aggregate of $535 Million and related financing by way of pass-through trust receipts Counsel to Canadian public company in connection with the $18 Million sale and licensing of 3D conversion technology involving two of the largest 3D conversion technology companies in the world

Counsel to North American Lithium on a brokered private placement of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $52.5 Million

Acted as Principal American Liaison (PAL) to Canadian public companies in connection with cross listings on the OTCQX and OTCQB markets

Counsel to NYSE listed issuer in redemption and repurchase of $127 Million of preferred shares

Counsel to a 3D conversion and digital media company in connection with a joint venture with an Indian film and media company and acquisition of 60 3D conversion patents

US counsel to private software development company on $6 Million Series B round preferred shares investment by a syndicate of Canadian venture capital and private equity firms

Counsel to a private technology company in acquisition of B.C. based 3D video game technology company