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Partner and National co-Chair of FMC’s Mining Group. Practises public markets finance and M&A with focus on the global mining and precious minerals sector. Acts for issuers and underwriters in domestic and international securities issues and for vendors and purchasers in range of friendly and unsolicited M&A mandates. Global practice crossing commodities, industries and international boundaries; including engagements involving Australia, Argentina, Brazil, the Channel Islands, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mexico, New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, the UK and the US. Led sale of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines to Cliffs Natural Resources for $4.9 billion, described as the most valuable deal of the Q1 in the global metals market in PwC's report Forging Ahead, and credited by The Globe and Mail in January 2011 with helping propel the exchange rate for the Canadian dollar. Only Canadian recognized in Capital Markets category of the 2012 “International Law Office Client Choice Awards”. Identified among “Corporate Lawyers to Watch” by the 2010 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Awarded Lexpert 2009 "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" award. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1998.