100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON); 2003 (New York)
Practising in the areas of securities and commercial litigation, with a focus on securities and other regulatory investigations, Alan represents clients that include investment banks, broker-dealers, technology companies, resource companies and manufacturers, as well as Board members, senior management and Special Committees of public companies involved in regulatory investigations or shareholder litigation. Alan assists in the conduct of internal investigations in connection with inquires related to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), and in the management of related agency investigations. He has represented BlackBerry in connection with several regulatory investigations, including a settlement with the OSC in connection with historical stock options dating practices. He has been retained numerous times to represent boards, board committees and board members of public companies in connection with regulatory investigations and related litigation. Alan also represents multiple financial institutions in connection with Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) investigations and proceedings.
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.