Marlon B. Rajakaruna

Marlon B. Rajakaruna

Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone:
587-415-4438
Email:

Marlon is an experienced corporate-commercial lawyer with a focus on life sciences, health care, cannabis law and commercial transactions. He previously practiced for over 18 years at a large international law firm where he was the co-leader of their global and national life sciences and health care practice groups. He is a thought leader in the area of clinical research, and frequently speaks at national and international clinical research conferences.

Marlon regularly acts for Canadian and foreign pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, diagnostics companies, hearing aid manufacturers, medical services companies, clinical research organizations, academic research organizations, academic health regions, universities, site management organizations, licensed producers, medical clinics, cannabis clinics and various health professionals. For these clients he helps negotiate and draft a broad range of agreements, and advises on risk management issues, regulatory matters, funding requirements, and contract enforcement and interpretation. Marlon also helps develop various operating policies and procedures for his clients and provides them with strategic advice on organizational efficiencies.

Marlon represents clients in the life sciences, healthcare, technology and energy industries on complex mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions. He also assists them with negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, including joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, unanimous shareholder agreements, license agreements and distributorship agreements.

Clients consistently praise Marlon as being highly responsive, practical, efficient and uniquely qualified to address sophisticated legal issues.

Community Involvement

Marlon is a former University-level football player and scholarship athlete. He remains very active in sports, having coached over 20 youth soccer and basketball teams.

Marlon has been a guest instructor at McEwan University and an instructor for the Alberta Bar Admission Course.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Commercial
  • Data Protection, Cybersecurity And Privacy
  • Energy And Energy Distribution
  • Intellectual Property Protection And Licensing
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Procurement, Leasing And Commercial Contracts
  • Technology And Information Technology
  • Venture Technology, Start-ups And Emerging Companies

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2002

Education

  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • LL.B. - 2001
  • University of Alberta
    • M.B.A. - 2001
  • University of Calgary/University of British Columbia
    • B.A. - 1997

Published Works

  • “Liability Considerations in Clinical Trial Agreements with Canadian Sites, Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, June, 2010

Honours and Awards

  • Finalist for the Lexpert Rising Stars Award – Leading Lawyers in Canada Under 40
  • Harvard University Law School - Certificate in Negotiation
  • Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) Certification

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta , Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (Business Law and Intellectual Property Sections), Member
  • American Bar Association (Health Law), Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • Model Agreement Group Initiative (MAGI), Charter Member

Languages

  • English