333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Paul Fornazzari’s practice is focused predominantly in the areas of corporate, commercial and securities law. Clients rely on his expertise in deal structuring, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, shareholder disputes, regulatory and stock exchange compliance and a wide variety of commercial arrangements. Advising boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs and investment dealers, Paul acts for domestic and foreign clients in various industries including mining, petroleum, technology, life sciences (including cannabis) and financial services. Paul has a particular expertise in lithium mining having been counsel to the first lithium brine company listed in Canada and assisted the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) in formulating its policy on the application of NI 43-101 to lithium brine projects. He was the first to introduce the concept of an automatic securities trading plan for insiders in Ontario, and working with the OSC to formulate an acceptable form of such plan modelled after US SEC Rule 10b5-1 plans. A fluent Spanish speaker from Latin America, Paul has transactional experience and strong networks in almost all jurisdictions in that region.
Western Lithium) and Lithium Americas Corp. (Lithium Americas) completed their all-stock, strategic business combination creating a leading lithium development company combining expertise, technology, and two significant lithium deposits based in North America and South America. The goal of the merger is to establish market leadership and develop future lithium supply requirements in a disciplined manner to reshape the current fragmented lithium development sector.