Senior partner Mitchell Gropper, QC has an extensive practice with an emphasis on complex transactions including corporate finance, reorganizations, real estate transactions, and M&A. Mitchell has acted in M&A transactions for Aritzia, MDS, IntraWest, Vancouver Island Helicopters, Coast Hotels, Mark Anthony Presents, Global University Services, and Prepac Manufacturing; advised boards of directors and special committees (Goldcorp, Intrawest, Coast Wholesale, Sterling Shoes, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, British Columbia Ferry Authority, A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund); and been involved in going-private and related-party transactions. Mitchell has advised on financial reorganizations and debt restructurings, including as special legal advisor to City of Vancouver for the Olympic Village, and transactions for Adventus Realty Trust, Coast Hotel, Concord Pacific Group, Onni Development, A&W Revenue Royalties, and several private businesses. Mitchell serves as the Chancellor, Director of University Canada West, Chair of the Allard School of Law Dean’s Advisory Committee, Centre for Business Law, and Chair of the Project Assurance Board responsible for oversight of the $16B BC Hydro Site C clean energy project. He has been consistently ranked as a Leading Lawyer by Lexpert®.
On August 15, 2003, QLT Inc., a global bio-pharmaceutical and photodynamic therapy company, completed the issuance of US$172.5 million aggregate principal amount of 3 per cent convertible senior notes due in 2023. The notes are convertible into QLT common shares under certain circumstances at an initial conversion price of approximately US$17.80 per share.