Portrait - Penny Green

Penny Green, BA, LLB

Called in British Columbia and the State of Washington

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Penny is the CEO of Bacchus Law Corporation, and is known to be a deal catalyst, making important introductions for many of her clients.  Over the past few decades, Penny has developed an extensive network of dealmakers, brokers, investors, bankers and service professionals throughout the world. 

Bacchus’ team has been involved in hundreds of public company transactions.  Penny oversees all aspects of the going public process for her clients, from initial corporate structure, through various financing rounds and to listing on a stock exchange. Her clients have operations in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Asia and include public companies in technology, social media, entertainment, mineral exploration and production, oil and gas, oil and gas field services, bioenergy, biotechnology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, education and real estate. In the past few years, Penny has been the lead legal counsel for dozens of public companies, advising them on accessing capital, developing corporate governance strategies and effective securities compliance programs. Penny is recognized as a leader in her field and is often asked to speak at conferences and educational seminars for public companies and corporate and securities professionals.

In addition to being a lawyer, Penny is also an entrepreneur and has co-founded several successful businesses in various industries, including biofuels and pharmaceuticals. Currently she is the Chairman of the Board of Highbury Energy Inc., and on the Board of Advisors to Brixton Metals Corporation.  She is also the owner of Bacchus Filings Inc. a company that provides EDGAR filing and other corporate services to public companies. 

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Penny provides legal services to companies in the process of going public in Canada and the U.S. or already listed on a stock exchange, including advising on the following: 


  • Setting up Capital Pool Companies on the TSX-V and qualifying transactions with CPCs
  • Acquiring shells through reverse mergers on the TSX-V, TSX and CNSX
  • Plan of Arrangement listings through spin offs from existing reporting issuers
  • IPOs onto TSX-V, TSX, CNSX  and AMEX
  • Dual US and Canadian stock exchange listings

Private Placements

  • Share issuance exemptions from Canadian and US prospectus requirements
  • Blue Sky Exemptions for US states
  • Provincial exemptions across Canada

CONTINUOUS Reporting Requirements

  • IFRS, US GAAP and Canadian GAAP
  • Press Releases, Investor Relations, Material Change Reports
  • Audited Annual Financial Statement Reports, MD & A, Annual Information Forms and 10-Ks
  • Quarterly Financial Reports
  • Insider reports & Acquisition Reports
  • Designing Cross Border Securities Compliance Programs
  • Privacy requests in US and Canada

Prospectus and Registration Statements

  • Initial public offerings
  • Prospectus offerings of shares, warrants and units
  • Prospectus offerings of previously issued stock
  • Registration of convertible debentures
  • Form S-8 Registration of stock plans and stock option plans

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acquisitions, dispositions and mergers

  • Reverse mergers, triangular reverse mergers

  • Restructurings and spin offs

  • Joint ventures


Bar Memberships

Law Society of British Columbia

Washington State Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association


Professional Affiliations and Activities

Chair, Dial-A-Law and Lawyer Referral Committee, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (2003 – 2006)

Volunteer, Western Canada Society to Access Justice (2002 – 2006)

Member, Law Reform Committee, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (2002 – 2004)

Member, Panelist & Round Table Leader, Women In Film and Video Vancouver (1997 – 2000)



Certificate, Simon Fraser University, Taking Companies Public and Continuous Disclosure” (1998)

L.L.B., University of British Columbia, with one semester law program exchange to University of Jean-Moulin, Lyon, France (1995)

B.A., Trent University, English Literature, with one year Spanish Literature and Studies exchange to University of Granada, Spain (1992)



English and Spanish


Honours & Awards

  • RBC Women of Influence finalist for the 2012 Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award
  • RBC’s 2012 Western Region winner in the category of Excellence in Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs by Profit Magazine in 2011 & 2012
  • Selected as one of Corporate International Magazine 50 Best Lawyers” in 2011