Practising Law in the Modern Age

 

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Canadian web3 legal thought leadership

Hi, I'm Alex. I'm a web3 lawyer and formerly legal counsel for ChainSafe Systems.

Alex Davis JD, BCom

I'm a web3 lawyer and formerly ChainSafe System's Legal Counsel and Corporate Development Lead. I led the executive team through the company's USD$18.75M Series A financing and international expansion efforts into the US, Germany (ChainSafe GmbH) and Croatia (Node Factory acquisition).

Prior to joining ChainSafe, I briefly ran my own legal practice and worked at a boutique corporate / securities law firm where I advised businesses ranging from first-time entrepreneurs to international blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses.

In addition to my experience practising law, I previously worked at a venture capital fund and conducted research for a Canadian payment law & cryptocurrency thought leader. More recently, I instructed over two semeters the “Laws and Regulations” course as part of George Brown’s Blockchain Development Program.

Out of the office, you can find me on the tennis courts, running, or playing some favourites on my Fender Jazzmaster.

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (JD)

Smith School of Business at Queen's University (BCOM)

Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po

Membership

Government Relations Committee, Canadian Web3 Council

Community Involvement

Professor (two semesters), George Brown Blockchain Development Program (2021)

Speaker, UofT Legal Hackers - Blockchain, NFTs, Metaverse and the Law Panel (2022)

Judge and Mentor, Blockchain Futurist Conference - ETHToronto Hackathon (2022)