Year called to the Bar:
Partner – Securities. Practises securities law with an emphasis on corporate finance matters. Has represented public and private mining companies, as well as independent and bank-owned investment dealers in a variety of transactions including public and private security offerings, IPO’s, M&A transactions, stock exchange listings and general securities compliance matters. Counsel in connection with a number of significant financings of mining and mining-related companies. Has also acted in a number of AUX–TSX inter-listed financings, initial listings, business combinations, and transactions involving Australian based companies including as counsel to an underwriting syndicate led by Cormark Securities in connection with the IPO of Sarama Resources; an underwriting syndicate led by Macquarie Capital Markets in connection with a equity financing of OceanaGold Corporation; an underwriting syndicate led in connection with the IPO and subsequent equity financings of Mirabela Nickel Limited; an underwriting syndicate led by Cormark Securities in connection with a subscription receipt financing and subsequent TSX listing of Perseus Mining Limited; and Red Back Mining in connection with the proposed business combination with Moto Goldmines Limited. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2001.