100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Partner — capital markets, M&A, and mining. Primarily engaged in securities law focusing on mining, natural resources, and energy industries, also private placements, corporate governance, continuous and timely disclosure, proxy battles, shareholder activism. Acted as lead counsel for issuers and investment dealers in many significant financings, regulatory investigations, and M&A transactions. Extensive experience dealing with stock exchanges and securities regulatory authorities, structuring and implementing M&A transactions, and advising on hostile and friendly takeover bids. Delivered papers on securities law, mining law, and corporate governance in Canada, the USA, South Africa, and South America. Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and the American Bar Association (International Securities and Capital Markets Committee, Canada Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Legal Opinions Committee). Recognized by Lexpert® in Mining, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Finance & Securities; by The Best Lawyers in Canada in mergers & acquisitions, mining, natural resources, and securities law; and by Who's Who Legal: Canada and Who's Who Legal's International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for mining law.
On January 15, 2016, Sprott Asset Management completed its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over $1 billion.
On July 7, 2015, TMAC Resources Inc. completed an initial public offering of common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $135 million. Under the offering, TMAC issued 22,500,000 common shares at a price of $6.00 per common share. The distribution of the common shares under the IPO was qualified by way of prospectus dated June 26, 2015, filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, other than Québec.