100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON); 2003 (New York)
Alan has 20 years of securities litigation, enforcement, and investigation experience in Canada and the United States, and is the head of the firm's Securities Litigation practice group. Since returning from several years of practice with the New York office of a prominent United States law firm, Alan has been involved in many of the highest profile securities enforcement matters before the Ontario Securities Commission and other provincial securities regulatory authorities, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as related shareholder and class action litigation before the courts. Alan is also a member of the firm's Trade Law Group, where he leads anti-corruption investigations in relation to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)and related legislation, often engaging with law enforcement agencies in Canada and abroad. Alan is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York, and is a frequent speaker in both jurisdictions on securities, anti-corruption and cross-border litigation, enforcement, and investigation matters.
On January 15, 2016, Sprott Asset Management completed its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over $1 billion.
On July 10, 2015, Newmarket Gold Inc. (Newmarket) and Crocodile Gold Corp. (Crocodile Gold) combined by way of a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act (Ontario)</i>, creating a new gold industry consolidator solidly positioned to acquire high quality gold assets in the world’s most desirable mining jurisdictions. The combined entity has been named Newmarket Gold Inc. and its common shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new symbol “NMI”. The transaction is valued at approximately $185 million.