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Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Partner. Head of Goodmans’ Mining and Natural Resource Group. Practice includes corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate governance. Counsel on the structuring and execution of a variety of M&A transactions, including complex international mergers and combination transactions and multi-creditor financing arrangements, with a particular emphasis in the mining and natural resource sector. Extensive experience at all stages of project development, including with respect to acquisitions, royalty agreements, project financing (including royalty and streaming transactions), technical reporting, off-take agreements, and dispositions of assets. Clients represented include Franco-Nevada Corporation, Coeur Mining, Inc., Hudbay Minerals Inc., Trinity Capital Corporation, Gramercy Funds Management LLC, Apollo Global Management, LLC, Altus Group Limited, and Onex Corporation in connection with its acquisition of WestJet Airlines Ltd. Recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Canada, IFLR 1000, The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory, The Legal 500 Canada, and Best Lawyers in Canada. Frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on mining-related topics.
Orla Mining Ltd. (Orla) (TSX-V: OLA) acquired the Camino Rojo Project, a gold and silver oxide heap leach project located in Zacatecas State, Mexico from Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) (Goldcorp) for 31.9 million common shares of Orla (a 19.88-per-cent interest in Orla) and a 2-per-cent net smelter royalty.
On October 17, 2017, Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur), a public gold and silver company listed on the New York Stock Exchange acquired all of the outstanding shares of JDS Silver Holdings Ltd. (JDS Silver), a private British Columbia silver mining company, for aggregate consideration of up to US$250 million pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...