Brian Fast

Vice Chair, Canadian Capital Markets and Securities


(236) 317-5572

(604) 674-9245

Brian practices corporate and commercial law with a focus on securities and corporate finance. He has advised clients on initial public offerings, secondary private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and qualifying transactions, as well as capital alterations and the preparation of documentation for related transactions. He also frequently advises clients on corporate governance matters, compliance, and reporting obligations. Brian advises private companies in the development and growth of their business, the acquisition and negotiation of growth capital, and general commercial transactions. Brian’s private company practice regularly involves clients developing novel and disruptive technologies, and follows through to implementation.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a corporate and securities law partner at a national Canadian law firm.

Brian earned his law degree from the University of Manitoba, where he won the annual Faculty of Law Negotiation Competition, ultimately representing Manitoba in the final round of the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Moot Championship.



Cozen O’Connor Continues its Canadian Expansion, Adding Another Three Attorneys to Its Vancouver, B.C. Office

March 21, 2022

Elizabeth Holden, Gosia Piasecka, and Nicholas Krishan will reunite with former colleagues Rory Godinho, Kathy Tang, Lucy Schilling, Brian Fast, and Iain Mingo — five corporate attorneys who moved to Cozen O’Connor from the same Canadian firm earlier this month.

Cozen O’Connor Continues International Expansion with Corporate Additions, Moves to New Vancouver Office Space

March 07, 2022

Rory Godinho, Kathy Tang, Lucy Schilling, Brian Fast, and Iain Mingo have joined Cozen O’Connor from a major national Canadian law firm.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Listed Issuer Financing Exemption Information Session

November 08, 2022 - Vancouver, BC


  • University of Manitoba, J.D., 2012

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in Canada, Securities Law, 2021

  • British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association