John Christian’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities law, mergers & acquisitions and related corporate and commercial law matters. He assists issuers and underwriters in connection with the offering of securities by way of public offerings and private placements. His practice includes friendly and hostile take-over bid transactions and proxy solicitations. He has extensive experience in structuring and executing complex corporate restructurings and reorganizations, including amalgamations and arrangements, for both public and private entities. He also has significant experience in mining matters including the acquisition and disposition of exploration properties and producing mines, the establishment, operation and winding up of joint ventures, and the negotiation and assignment of royalty and participation agreements. He acts for locally, nationally and internationally-based investment dealers, investment counsel and fund trustees in connection with a range of matters, including fund formation, restructuring and reorganization, and registration and compliance matters. He is a contributing author to the British Columbia Company Law Practice Manual published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.