1055 West Georgia St, Suite 1500, PO Box 11117, Royal Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1996 (BC)
Cory's practice focuses on Corporate and Securities law with an emphasis on the Natural Resources/Mining sector. He provides counsel in virtually every area pertaining to public markets legal matters, including listing matters on the Canadian stock exchanges (TSX, TSX-Venture) private offerings, corporate reorganizations, reactivations, hostile takeovers, reverse takeovers, plan of arrangements and amalgamations, mergers & acquisitions, and continuous disclosure obligations. Cory is highly regarded for the depth of his corporate governance experience and advises shareholders, as well as boards of directors, in connection with shareholder activism and contested transactions matters. Cory provides multifaceted counsel to his clients, having acted on both sides of the dealmaking table and as such is highly experienced in successfully dealing with boards of directors, management teams, stakeholders and regulatory bodies alike.
On October 28, 2015, Match.com Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of The Match Group, completed its previously-announced acquisition of Canadian online dating service Plentyoffish Media Inc. (POF) for US$575 million in cash. The Match Group, which already owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder and has filed its IPO on the NASDAQ, now adds POF, the largest free online dating site in the world, to its portfolio. Match is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US media and internet giant IAC/InterActiveCorp.
On June 18, 2015, Energy Fuels. (Energy Fuels) completed the acquisition of Uranerz Energy Corporation (Uranerz) in a merger transaction valued at approximately $135 million. The transaction was a unique and complex cross-border transaction involving the acquisition of a US public corporation (Uranerz) by a Canadian public company (Energy Fuels), with both companies being listed on the TSX and the NYSE MKT stock exchanges.
Staples Inc. acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of PNI Digital Media Inc. for $1.70 per share, totaling approximately $74.1 million in aggregate, pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).