Senior counsel Mitchell Gropper, KC, has an extensive corporate and securities practice with an emphasis on complex transactions including complex real estate transactions, corporate finance, reorganizations, and M&A. Mitchell has acted for purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions; advised Boards of Directors and Special Committees; and has 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. Mitchell is the chair of the Deans Advisory Committee of the Business Law Centre at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, Chancellor and a director of University Canada West and immediate past Chair of the Project Assurance Board having oversight of the British Columbia Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project. He is named in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023, Chambers Canada 2023, The 2023 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the 2022 Lexpert Special Editions – Finance and M&A and Energy, and Martindale-Hubbell ranking AV (preeminent 5.0 out of 5). Admitted to the Bars of BC (1966) and Ontario (1970). Appointed Queen's Counsel (1990).
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.