Senior partner Mitchell Gropper, QC, 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 (Aritzia, MDS, IntraWest, Vancouver Island Helicopters, Mark Anthony Presents, Coast Hotels, Global University Services); advised Boards of Directors and Special Committees (Goldcorp, Intrawest, Coast Wholesale, Sterling Shoes, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union); 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 and several reorganization transactions for Concord Pacific Group, Onni Development, and A&W Revenue Royalties. He is named in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021, Chambers Canada 2021, The 2021 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2020 Lexpert® Special Edition – 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.