Henry Harris is a business lawyer whose practice focuses in the areas of corporate finance and M&A, as well as private equity, venture capital and international finance.
Henry advises both Canadian and foreign companies, investors and underwriters on all aspects of Canadian securities regulation, including Canada/U.S. cross-border and international transactions.
Henry also acts as general counsel to a diverse client base, from businesses ranging from the technology to resources sectors. As part of this general counsel practice, he represents many leading tech companies in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area.
Henry has led numerous emerging companies in their initial public offerings and listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, as well as U.S. and foreign stock exchanges. He has acted as lead counsel in various transactions, including IPOs, capital pool companies and other public financing transactions, takeover bids and reverse takeovers, special warrant offerings, and other private placement financings.
His recognitions include listings in Lexpert’s Leading Tech Lawyer and Health Sciences, Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Corporate Mid Market and the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers as a “Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch.” Henry is a past recipient of the Lexpert Rising Star Award as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40. Chosen among hundreds of nominees across Canada, this Top 40 under 40 award recognizes lawyers who are both leaders in the profession and the community as well as team players with an outstanding track record of success.
Henry serves on the Securities Law Subcommittee of both the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and has also served as a member of the OBA Executive Council, where he was presented with the OBA’s Dedicated Service to the Profession Award. He participated on a CBA Committee reviewing the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. He is currently a member of the 2023-2024 OBA’s Business Law Section Executive.
Henry completed the Canadian Securities Course from the Canadian Securities Institute and has attended courses in New York on U.S. Securities Law. He has served as National Editor of Canadian Forms and Precedents: Banking and Finance – Private Placements Chapter (LexisNexis Canada Inc.).
Henry frequently speaks with the media as a finance law specialist. Over the past several years, he has also participated as a speaker at numerous business and legal seminars held across Canada, the United States and internationally.
In the community, Henry has been active in various charitable initiatives, including serving as an advocate for the SickKids Hospital Leaders Campaign for the past twenty years. He is a member of the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, where he plays tennis and has been a member of various committees of the club. He also served as a director of Toronto Achievement Centre operating as The Dunblaine School. Henry is currently a volunteer in the Out of the Cold community outreach program.
Tech Law, Health Sciences, Corporate Mid Market, Global Mining
(sole recipient amongst 1,200 Bar Admission course students)