Chase Irwin, partner, Dentons Canada

Chase Irwin
Chase Irwin
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As a leading member of Dentons’ corporate and venture technology and emerging growth companies groups, Chase Irwin has had a hand in the launch and growth of many tech firms across Canada.

Irwin joined Dentons as an associate in 2015 and was promoted to partner at the earliest possible eligibility.

His track record in closing a high volume of deals inspired Irwin to develop a new deal-tracking program for his venture technology and emerging growth companies group in Ottawa that was later expanded across Dentons’ six Canadian offices.

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Irwin also co-leads the Dentons Canada Startup Program, which helps early stage founders and companies scale as well as providing startups with legal services on a reduced and deferred cost model.

Locally, he co-led the legal team that acted on the acquisition of Ottawa’s Pythian Group by an affiliate of Mill Point Capital last fall, advised You.i TV on its 2016 US$12 million series-B financing round and acted as counsel for Protus IP Solutions’s $213-million acquisition by J2 Global Communications.

In the community, Irwin is a director with Community Veterinary Outreach, a charity that works to improve the health of homeless individuals and their pets, and helped it expand outside Ottawa.

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