Abbas is a partner at Bennett Jones LLP in the corporate and securities group with a particular focus on corporate finance and mergers & acquisition transactions in the natural resources sector. Abbas acts for Canadian and international mining companies involved in public equity and debt offerings, private placements, reverse takeover transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions and stock exchange listings with properties in Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Abbas also advises mining companies on Canadian securities law matters (including mineral project disclosure), property acquisitions, royalty acquisitions and earn-in agreements. Advises investment dealers in equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisition transactions. Advises boards of directors and special committees on securities law compliance matters, corporate governance, proxy contests, related party transactions and crisis response and management. Abbas is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee. Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business (MBA/LLB, 1999). Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2001.