Senior partner Mitchell Gropper, KC has an extensive business law practice with an emphasis on complex transactions including corporate finance, reorganizations, real estate and M&A. Mitchell has acted for purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions (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 has been involved in ongoing-private and related-party transactions. Mitchell has advised on financial reorganizations and debt restructurings (special legal advisor to City of Vancouver for Olympic Village and several 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 and Director of University Canada West, Chair of The Allard School of Law Dean’s Advisory Committee 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.