Parham Peiroo
Partner

Parham acts for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, angel investors, venture capital firms, private debt funds (senior, subordinated, and convertible debt), and private equity firms. Parham’s practice is both transactional and advisory.

Parham has acted as lead counsel on over 50 angel, venture capital, secured lending, and M&A transactions for various companies and funds with deal values up to $635 million. Parham has also acted extensively for entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies on corporate and commercial matters, including company formation, corporate governance, shareholders’ and founders’ agreements, capital raising, protection and commercialization of intellectual property, service agreements, terms of use, stock option plans, and employee and independent contractor matters.

Parham leverages his entrepreneurial experiences, passion for the start-up ecosystem and corporate transactions to provide tailored advice to clients in connection with growing emerging companies and structuring and negotiating corporate finance and M&A transactions.

PRACTICE AREAS

Emerging Growth Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Secured Lending, Corporate Governance

INDUSTRIES

Technology, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Debt Funds

EDUCATION

Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2011
Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2006

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND DIRECTORSHIPS

Chair, Business Law Section Executive – British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

BC Representative, National Business Law Section Executive – Canadian Bar Association

Organizing Committee Member, National Business Law Conference – Canadian Bar Association

Chair, Director – Civic Association of Iranian-Canadians

Advisor (strategy, finance) – Scout Zoo Ventures Inc.

PUBLICATIONS

Parham Peiroo and Daniel Kwong, “Series Eh! Canada’s Venture Capital Proposition for Immigrant Investors” (2015) 26:1 Canada’s Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin, Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd.

Parham Peiroo, “Six Maxims for Structuring a Legally Sound Startup”, The Globe and Mail (21 January 2015)

Parham Peiroo and Daniel Kwong, “Piloting the Pilot Program – How to Navigate the Start-up Business Visa Program” (2013) 24:5 Canada’s Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin, Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd.