Year called to bar: 2005 (BC); 2009 (NT); 2012 (NU)
Johanna Fipke is a Partner in Vancouver and a core member of the Firm’s Global Mining Group. She regularly advises major and junior mining companies, as well as private equity firms and lenders in the mining space. She often takes on lead advisory roles in multi-million and billion dollar international transactions and counsels clients on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions, mineral and land tenure, mining due diligence, project permitting and development, and project financing. Johanna’s diplomatic and flexible approach in negotiating and closing complex transactions make her a stand-out in the mining industry. Clients appreciate Johanna’s commitment to giving sensible, commercial solutions to the challenges that arise at all stages of the mining cycle and throughout commercial transactions. In addition to her international experience, she also has expertise in Canada’s Northwest and is authorized to practice in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Some recent clients Johanna has advised include Teck, St Barbara, Sibanye-Stillwater, Northern Star, De Beers, First Quantum, Serengeti and Leagold, as well as many others. Johanna has been recognized in the 2018 edition of Women in Mining’s Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.
On September 28, 2018, Northern Star Resources (“NST”) completed an acquisition of the Pogo gold project in Alaska from Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd (85% interest and the mine operator) (“SMM”) and Sumitomo Corp. (15% interest) (“SC”) for US$260 million.
On July 2, 2015, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) and AuRico Metals Inc. (AuRico Metals) completed a previously announced arrangement in which Alamos Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former Alamos), and AuRico Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former AuRico), amalgamated to form Alamos, a leading intermediate gold producer. As part of the arrangement certain assets of Former AuRico, including the Kemess project, certain royalties and cash, were transferred to AuRico Metals, AuRico Metals was listed on the TSX and the AuRico Metals shares were distributed to the shareholders of Alamos.