550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1993 (BC)
Cyndi Laval is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. A past leader of the firm’s national Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group as well as a past co-leader of its Mining Group, her practice focuses on M&A, corporate finance, securities, and mining law. Cyndi advises domestic and foreign companies, financial advisors, private equity firms and boards of directors on a broad range of matters including friendly and hostile merger transactions, corporate finance activities, stock exchange listings, corporate and securities regulatory compliance, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance. Cyndi is particularly active in advising publicly listed companies (TSX, TSXV, NYSE-MKT and AIM) in the resource industry. Cyndi has been named one of Vancouver’s 30 leading lawyers by the National Post and received Best Lawyers 2017 Mining Law "Lawyer of the Year" award in Vancouver. She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Mining, the Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal 100, International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers,International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Latinvex – Latin America’s Top Leading Female Lawyers. Cyndi also holds a Certificate of Mining Law from Osgoode Law School.
B2Gold Corp. has acquired all of the issued ordinary shares of Papillon Resources Limited for aggregate consideration of approximately US$570 million. The acquisition of Papillon will result in a combined entity that will be focused on furthering the development of Papillon’s Fekola project in Mali, optimizing B2Gold’s existing Masbate, Limon and La Libertad mines, and completing construction of the Otjikoto mine in Namibia.