100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Abbas practises in the areas of securities and corporate commercial law, including corporate finance, M&A transactions, and structured financial products, with a focus on the mining and technology industries. He acts for Canadian and international mining companies involved in public equity and debt offerings, private placements, reverse takeover transactions, M&A and stock exchange listings with properties in Canada, the US, Eastern Europe, Africa and Australia. Abbas advises on exploration, development, producing and royalty companies on Canadian securities law matters, joint ventures, property acquisitions, royalty acquisitions and earn-in agreements. He also acts for investment dealers in equity and debt offerings and M&A transactions and advises board of directors and special committees on securities law compliance matters, corporate governance and related party transactions. Abbas has been recognized by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and Lexpert. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and Ontario Securities Commission Disclosure Advisory Committee. He is a board member of Horizons for Youth, a non-profit, emergency shelter dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth.
On July 10, 2017, Integra Gold Corp. (Integra) and Eldorado Gold Corp. (Eldorado) completed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Eldorado acquired all of the Integra shares that it did not already own.
On June 2, 2016, Premier Gold Mines (Premier) and Orion Mine Finance (Orion) closed a $45 million financing arrangement, pursuant to which Orion provided Premier with a multi-draw senior unsecured term facility in the amount of US$30 million, and subscribed for US$15-million of common shares of Premier.
Centerra Gold Inc. (Centerra) and Premier Gold Mines Limited (Premier) entered into a 50/50 limited partnership for the joint exploration and development of Premier’s Trans-Canada Property in Northern Ontario. Under the terms of the joint venture agreements, Centerra will contribute up to $300 million in cash to the limited partnership in consideration for its 50 per cent interest in the limited partnership, while Premier will contribute all property, assets and rights it holds in respect of the Trans-Canada Property to the limited partnership in consideration for its 50 per cent interest in the limited partnership.
NIBE Industrier AB (publ) of Sweden acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, for cash consideration of around $378 million.