Entering the European Market With McCarthy Tétrault


First Wednesdays is pleased to announce Entering the European Market, a special event brought to you by McCarthy Tétrault that will bring together unique perspectives on the rapidly evolving European medical cannabis market from industry leaders. 

Europe is playing an increasingly pivotal role in shaping the next phase of growth for the global cannabis industry, as evidenced by a number of recent flagship strategic partnerships in the sector featuring a strong European component. With the European cannabis industry nearing an inflection point, this exclusive event is an opportunity to take stock of current trends and opportunities and what lies on the horizon.

The half-day summit for First Wednesdays members and guests of McCarthy will take place in London on October 9, 2019. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of discussions covering some of the most topical and cutting-edge issues being faced by the Canadian and European cannabis markets (with a particular focus on the ever-growing trend of Trans-Atlantic collaboration) featuring representatives from the global industry’s most influential players, followed by an evening of cocktails and networking. 


Panels topics will include:

  • Product Innovation: Legalisation 2.0. Consumers and cannabis companies alike are looking for new and innovative delivery methods for cannabis. However, such innovation requires that cannabis companies be aware of all associated regulatory boundaries, consumer preferences and market challenges. Panelists will discuss their approaches and concerns in creating the next generation of cannabis products. 

  • Dealmaking: Cross-Border Considerations in Cannabis Transactions. Global strategies are now necessary for cannabis companies that plan to be the most impactful long-term industry players. Panelists will look at some of the unique challenges with respect to cannabis transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, with a particular focus on transactions involving the United Kingdom. 

  • State of Play: Medical Cannabis in the UK and Europe. Panelists will discuss the regulatory landscapes in the United Kingdom and Europe with respect to medical cannabis, the regulatory changes that they anticipate, and how such changes will impact transatlantic collaboration.

Panelists will include executives from market-leading global cannabis companies with a keen interest on the European market, including:

  • Hugo Alves, CEO of Auxly Cannabis Group

  • Patrick Morton, CEO of Supreme Heights

  • Nick Pateras, Managing Director (Europe) of Materia Ventures

Additional panelists from Aurora Cannabis, Sundial Growers and others will be announced in the coming days. 

Space for this event is limited. If you’re an investor or entrepreneur and a member of First Wednesdays and would like to register your interest for an invitation to this special event, click here

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that offers a full suite of legal and business solutions to clients in Canada and around the world. With offices in all major Canadian business hubs and in London, United Kingdom, their leading Cannabis Law practice has advised on some of the most significant and complex mandates in the sector. Their team is committed to being at the frontline of market and regulatory trends by applying creative thinking that enables you to take advantage of opportunities, forge new partnerships, leverage positions of strength and mitigate risk.