Owen Gaffney is an associate in a business law group at Goodmans. He is developing his practice in the areas of private equity, technology, and public M&A.
Owen obtained his law degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he completed the Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Area of Concentration, won several academic awards, and graduated with distinction.
Prior to joining Goodmans, Owen was an associate at a National law firm practicing corporate restructuring and insolvency law. Owen also gained practical and client-focussed experience working with in-house counsel at various companies within Canada’s financial services industry.
Awards & Recognition
Best Lawyers in Canada Ones to Watch, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law 2024
- Western University, J.D., 2017
- Princeton University, B.A., 2014
- Law Society of Ontario
Call to Bar
- 2018 Ontario
TaxOn November 2, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) answered a series of questions as part of the Association de planification fiscal et financière’s annual conference in Quebec City that may have…
Mergers and AcquisitionsFollowing the release of ChatGPT in late 2022, the significant developments in artificial intelligence (“AI”) over the last several years – and in generative AI in particular – have caught the…
Canadian Securities Administrators Announce Guidance on Trading of Value-Referenced Crypto Assets for Crypto Trading PlatformsOn October 5, 2023, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 21-333 – Crypto Asset Trading Platforms: Terms and Conditions for Trading Value-Referenced Crypto Assets with…
TechnologyOn May 12, 2021, a class action law suit was filed against Dapper Labs, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) alleging that Dapper Labs violated U.S…
Canadian Securities Administrators Announce Enhanced Pre-Registration Undertaking Requirements for Crypto Trading PlatformsFurther to its December 12, 2022 announcement, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 21-332 – Crypto Asset Trading Platforms: Pre-Registration Undertakings (“SN…
Whose Efforts are they Anyway? Securities Law Considerations for Decentralized Autonomous OrganizationsIntroduction Following FTX’s insolvency and its fallout throughout the cryptocurrency markets, calls for greater regulatory scrutiny have intensified. The focus of this scrutiny is primarily on the…
News & Events
Private Equity and Venture CapitalGoodmans is delighted to announce we have been recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada with 101 lawyers ranked across 41 practice areas.Congratulations to Harry Radomski…
Mergers and AcquisitionsGoodmans is pleased to announce Owen Gaffney has joined the firm as a corporate associate in our business law group. Owen will be a terrific addition to our firm. We warmly welcome Owen to…