Hugo Alves

, Toronto, Canada
Partner - Corporate/Commercial, Bennett Jones LLP

Hugo Alves is a corporate and commercial lawyer who specializes in domestic and international commercial transactions and a partner at the law firm Bennett Jones LLP.  He is one of Canada’s leading advisors in the medical marijuana industry representing a variety of industry participants, including licensed producers, licensed producer applicants, licensed dealers, R&D labs, e-commerce platforms, seed-to-sale software developers, design and build firms, specialized medical clinics and cannabis lifestyle brands. Hugo is also counsel to the Cannabis Canada Association (formerly the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association), Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana and an adjunct professor at Western Law where he teaches “Medical Marihuana: Law and Practice”, a course he designed and developed and the first of its kind in Canada.