800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2001 (QC)
Frank Mariage practises in the areas of securities, corporate law and mining law. Over the course of his career, he has developed legal expertise on mining issues. Frank represents mining companies and guides them during the discovery, sale, and processing of mineral deposits, in Canada and elsewhere. He specializes in the legal issues and challenges faced by mining companies. Frank’s expertise is recognized in Canada and he continues to be listed as a leading mining lawyer by a number of legal directories that rank the country’s best firms and lawyers. In 2018 and 2019, Frank was designated by The Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resource Law and Mining Law, respectively. He was Chairman of the Board of the Québec Mineral Exploration Association from 2014 to 2018. Frank sits on several boards of directors of mining companies. He also delivers seminars on behalf of the TSX Venture Exchange on how to manage a publicly traded company.
On November 23, 2017, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont Mines Inc. (Richmont) pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Under the terms of the arrangement, Richmont common shares were exchanged on the basis of 1.385 Alamos common shares for each Richmont common share. Upon closing, Alamos has approximately 389,059,503 Class A shares outstanding with former Alamos shareholders and former Richmont shareholders owning approximately 77 per cent and 23 per cent of the pro forma company, respectively.