EX-5.1 2 tm207216d1_ex5-1.htm EXHIBIT 5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

 

Yvan-Claude Pierre

+1 212 479 6721

ypierre@cooley.com

 

February 14, 2020

 

Outlook Therapeutics, Inc.

7 Clarke Drive

Cranbury, New Jersey 08512

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have represented Outlook Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the filing by the Company of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the offering of up to 1,152,928 shares (the “2015 Plan Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), pursuant to the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”).

 

In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon (a) the Registration Statement and the related prospectuses, (b) the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, as amended, each as currently in effect as of the date hereof, (c) the Plan and (d) originals or copies certified to our satisfaction of such records, documents, certificates, memoranda and other instruments as in our judgment are necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinion expressed below. We have assumed the genuineness and authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as copies thereof. As to certain factual matters, we have relied upon a certificate of an officer of the Company and have not sought independently to verify such matters.

 

Our opinion is expressed only with respect to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. We express no opinion to the extent that any other laws are applicable to the subject matter hereof and express no opinion and provide no assurance as to compliance with any federal or state securities law, rule or regulation.

 

On the basis of the foregoing, and in reliance thereon, we are of the opinion that the Shares, when sold and issued in accordance with the Plan, the Registration Statement and the related prospectus, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable (except as to shares issued pursuant to certain deferred payment arrangements, which will be fully paid and nonassessable when such deferred payments are made in full).

 

We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cooley LLP

 

 

By: /s/Yvan-Claude Pierre  
   Yvan-Claude Pierre  

 

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