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Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Daphne MacKenzie is Head of the Banking & Finance Group and serves on the firm’s Partnership Board. Her practice focuses on banking, project finance, restructurings, insolvency and public debt securities. Daphne acts for financial institutions and borrowers in cross-border banking and project finance transactions, and for creditors, debtors, receivers and monitors in commercial insolvencies and restructurings. She acts for private equity funds in connection with leveraged acquisitions and acts as corporate counsel to numerous Canadian corporations. Daphne advises lenders, sponsors and borrowers in connection with project finance transactions in the mining sector. These transactions involve mining projects in Canada, the United States, South America, Europe and Africa. Daphne is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. She was an adjunct professor in Advanced Company Law at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law from 2002 to 2005. She also served as a member of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), a standing Committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada from 2002 to 2012 (and as Chair of the NCA from 2006 to 2012).
On August 16, 2016, Vale S.A. (“Vale”) completed the sale to Silver Wheaton Corp (“Silver Wheaton”) of an additional 25 per cent of the gold by-product stream from Vale’s Brazilian Salobo copper mine for US$800 million and approximately US$23 million in option value arising from re-pricing of certain Silver Wheaton warrants.
Stikeman Elliott is acting as Canadian counsel to Castings Acquisition Corp., an affiliate company of The Carlyle Group, a major private investment fund based in Washington, D.C., in its proposed acquisition (by way of plan of arrangement), of all of the outstanding common shares of Tritech Precision Inc. and all of the outstanding Class A common shares of Trimin Enterprises Inc.