Victor Liu

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Victor Liu is a partner in a business law group and leads the Cannabis Group at Goodmans.

Victor’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance. Victor also counsels early-stage enterprises in diverse industries on their growth financings, governance and strategic initiatives, ranging from fintech, crypto, mobile gaming and interactive media to pharmaceutical, renewable energy and healthcare.

As a part of the firm’s emerging business initiative, Victor volunteers as a “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), a world-leading incubator for tech startups, providing legal advice and mentorship to some of Canada’s most promising startups.

True to Goodmans entrepreneurial focus, Victor has been providing expert legal advice to pioneers in the cannabis industry since 2013, bringing clarity to the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape and providing strategic guidance for their growth and success.  

Victor is recognized by Chambers Canada and The Legal 500 Canada for cannabis law, by The Best Lawyers in Canada for cannabis law, corporate law, and securities law, and by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for corporate finance and securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Featured Work

Victor's representative work includes acting for:
  • Coinbase, a leading provider of end-to-end financial infrastructure and technology for the cryptoeconomy and the operator of the largest cryptocurrency exchange, with its Canadian regulatory and operational matters
  • PopReach Corporation, a free-to-play game publisher of mobile games, from its early stage financings, through its 2020 RTO and public listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and subsequent equity financings, as well as its M&A activities


Professional Involvement

In 1999, Victor worked for eight months in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Upon his return to Toronto, Victor has remained active in Toronto’s Canada-China business community.

Victor is a frequent participant at Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers events, including as a mentor at its annual speed mentoring event.

Victor is also a volunteer with Goodmans LABB, providing free legal services to Black-owned businesses, and with Pro Bono Ontario through their Free Legal Advice Hotline.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Canada Business Association (Toronto)
  • Chinese Canadian Association (Hong Kong)
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers