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Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Lara Jackson is experienced litigation counsel with expertise in securities litigation, class action defence and other commercial litigation disputes. Lara has acted in a wide range of complex matters including securities and competition class actions, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability, and insolvency proceedings. She has significant experience in transactional litigation arising from contested shareholders’ meetings, proxy fights, takeover bids, and plans of arrangement, and regularly represents market participants in Canadian and cross-border civil and regulatory proceedings and investigations. Lara has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario, British Columbia, and Yukon, and before administrative tribunals including the Ontario Securities Commission. She is an active member of the legal community as a volunteer with the LSO Duty Counsel Program, a member of the OSC Capital Markets Task Force and a past member of the OSC Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, The Advocates’ Society's Securities Litigation Practice Group Executive, OBA Council and the OBA Civil Litigation and Class Actions executives. Lara is also involved in firm leadership as a member of the Executive Committee at Cassels.
American Lithium Corp. completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Plateau Energy Metals Inc. by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario)
On July 10, 2017, Integra Gold Corp. (Integra) and Eldorado Gold Corp. (Eldorado) completed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Eldorado acquired all of the Integra shares that it did not already own.
On July 10, 2015, Newmarket Gold Inc. (Newmarket) and Crocodile Gold Corp. (Crocodile Gold) combined by way of a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act (Ontario)</i>, creating a new gold industry consolidator solidly positioned to acquire high quality gold assets in the world’s most desirable mining jurisdictions. The combined entity has been named Newmarket Gold Inc. and its common shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new symbol “NMI”. The transaction is valued at approximately $185 million.
On June 22, 2015, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL), through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all of the common shares of Allana Potash Corp. (Allana) (a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of potash assets with its principal asset being the Danakhil potash project in Ethiopia) it did not own. The transaction was valued approximately $164 million and was completed, pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act</i> (Ontario), for cash and securities of ICL.