Leader of the firm’s Global Mining Group, which has been ranked number one in the world in mining by Who’s Who Legal seven times, including 2015. Described by Canada’s Financial Post as “one of the best dirt lawyers in Canada, if not the world”. Involved in many of the leading corporate finance and M&A deals in the resources sector, including acting for First Quantum Minerals on its recent C$1.4B equity raise and its C$5.1B successful unsolicited take-over of Inmet Mining and its recent acquisition of Lumina Copper, Oryx Petroleum on its C$250M IPO and its recent C$224M offering, Primero Mining on its $75M convertible debenture offering, GoGold Resources on its successful contested acquisition of Animas Resources and its C$20M equity raise, Iamgold on its $530M sale of Niobec, AuRico Gold on its $1.5B merger with Alamos Gold and Addax Petroleum on its C$8.3B acquisition by Sinopec. Listed in Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Legal 500 Canada and The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers. Named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year in Toronto. A recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.