Yassir Alnaji



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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2019)
  • JD (Manitoba, 2018)

Yassir is an associate lawyer practising in the area of corporate/commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and startup enterprises.

  • Counsel to the owners of Advanced Composite Structures and its related companies (ACS Group) in connection with the sale of the ACS Group to the Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG)
  • Counsel to Evora Equity Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a health-care business with over 20 locations across British Columbia and Ontario
  • Counsel to Winnipeg Airports Authority in connection with its commercial real estate development partnership with Rice Commercial Group and TD Asset Management
  • Acquisition, sale and other securities transactions involving national and international businesses across a wide array of industries, including health care (dental practices, orthodontic practices, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and pharmacies), food and agriculture, automotive, manufacturing and transport
  • Shareholder buyout transactions including those pursuant to shotgun buy-sell provisions in shareholder/partnership agreements
  • Sale of Bison Transport Inc. to James Richardson & Sons, Limited
  • Acquisition of Penner International Inc. by C.A.T. Inc.
  • Sale of Loveday Mushroom Farms to South Mill Champs
  • Acquisition of Emerson Milling by Greyrock Capital Incorporated
  • Merger of Granny’s Poultry Co-Operative with Exceldor
  • Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. 2019 credit facility
  • Acquisition of SupplementSource by General Capital Investments
  • Merger and consolidation of Canada’s credit union businesses – Credential Financial Inc., Qtrade Canada Inc. and NEI Investments – to form Aviso Wealth, one of Canada’s largest independent wealth management firms, averaging more than $55 billion in client assets under administration and management
  • Acquisition of H.O. Wolding, Inc. by Bison Transport
  • Sale of ARxIUM’s Panasonic Pouch Packaging Business to TCGRx
  • Sale of ScootAround, Inc. to WHILL, Inc.

With an entrepreneurial background as a business owner, Yassir brings his passion for business into the legal realm and assists clients with the implementation and execution of operational, tactical and strategic decisions as well as developing efficient, creative and effective legal solutions.

  • Bill 203:The Legal Profession Amendment Act (Queen’s Counsel Appointments), Manitoba Law Journal, Vol. 41, Iss. 1
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Science
  • Honorable Archibald S. Dewar Prize for excellence, Advocacy, Faculty of Law (2018)
  • MacIntyre Western Canada Trial Cup Moot Competition in 1st Place (2018)
  • Sopinka Cup National Moot Competition in 2nd Place (2018)
  • Best Closing Address Prize, Sopinka Cup National Moot Competition (2018)
  • Top 10 Orallist, Davies’ Annual Corporate/Securities Law Moot (2017)
  • Solomon Greenberg Prize in 1st Place, Solomon Greenberg Moot Competition, Manitoba Bar Association (2017)
  • A.J. Christie Prize for top standing, Advocacy (2017)
  • D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prizes in Law for top standing, Civil Procedure (2017)
  • Max and Manly Isaac’s Prize for best written assignment, Legal Methods (2016)
  • Undergraduate Research Award (Manitoba, 2016)