200 Burrard St, Suite 1200, Waterford Centre, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2003 (BC)
Graeme Martindale is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office. His practice focuses on the areas of securities and capital markets. Graeme advises clients in a range of matters, including corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, mining, and corporate law. He acts for public companies, investment dealers, REITs, boards, and special committees, advising on initial public offerings, public and private equity and debt financing, compliance matters, and corporate governance. Graeme also assists clients with disclosure obligations regarding National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. He is recognized in the 2021 (and since 2014) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Mining Law, Securities Law) and the 2020 edition of Lexpert® Special Edition — Mining. Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2016) edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance and Securities, Mining) and the 2020 (and since 2017) edition of IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Rising Star — Capital Markets: Debt, Equity). Graeme is also named as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2016) and as Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in Canada (2018).
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announced that it acquired Lumina Copper Corp. in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $470 million. The transaction was carried out by way of a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). As a result of completion of the transaction, First Quantum now owns the Taca Taca project in Argentina, one of the world's most promising undeveloped copper deposits.