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Year called to bar: 2007
Alexander Pizale is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Alex practices corporate and securities law with a focus on mining law and related commercial transactions, including expertise with streaming, option and joint venture arrangements. He also has extensive experience in advising issuers with respect to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. In addition to mining, he represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, cannabis, technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency. He acts as counsel to clients at all stages, from private startups to large cap public companies and investment banks in a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including business combinations, take-over bids, corporate finance and stock exchange listings. He also advises issuers with respect to general corporate and securities law matters, including commercial agreements, continuous disclosure (including ESG), compensation plans, corporate governance, and stock exchange-related matters.
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.
On June 22, 2015, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL), through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all of the common shares of Allana Potash Corp. (Allana) (a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of potash assets with its principal asset being the Danakhil potash project in Ethiopia) it did not own. The transaction was valued approximately $164 million and was completed, pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act</i> (Ontario), for cash and securities of ICL.