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Year called to bar: 1999 (ON); 1997 (QC)
André Boivin is a partner at Cassels with a practice focused on corporate and securities law—primarily in the mining and natural resources sectors—for companies with properties and operations all over the world including the Americas, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Australia. André regularly leads capital market financing transactions and mergers & acquisitions and advises numerous public companies with respect to regulatory compliance and governance matters. He has significant experience advising on National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. André was awarded the 2011 LexpertZenith Award for corporate social responsibility in recognition of his work with, and donations to, the Omatjete Primary School Project in Namibia. He is fluent in both English and French. André was called to the Québec Bar in 1997 and the Ontario Bar in 1999.
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.
Cambior Inc. recently completed a public offering of 21,346,154 special warrants for aggregate proceeds of $27.75 million. A final receipt was issued on March 13, 2002 for the prospectus qualifying the common shares and the common shares purchase warrants issuable upon the exercise of the special warrants.