Year called to bar: 2003 (BC); 1997 (South Africa)
Partner and co-leader of the Global Mining Group. Practice focuses on the areas of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and financings in the mining sector. Experience includes advising on significant mining M&A transactions, including friendly and hostile takeover bids, business combinations, share or asset sales, and joint ventures. Acts for issuers and underwriters on public and private securities offerings and other financings (including streaming and royalty deals), as well as providing general securities regulatory and corporate advice to public companies. Acts for mining companies and their financiers in relation to sizeable mining projects in numerous international jurisdictions. Recognized for deep industry expertise with Band 1 rankings in Chambers Canada in Mining (International & Cross-Border) and Chambers Global in Mining (International & Cross-Border). Admitted to the South Africa Bar in 1997 and the British Columbia Bar in 2003.
On December 22, 2017, Sonicfield Global Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CST Group Ltd., and Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as court appointed receiver and manager of the assets, properties and undertakings of Grande Cache Coal LP, Grande Cache Coal Corp., Up Energy (Canada) Ltd. and 0925165 B.C. Ltd, entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement, pursuant to which Sonicfield agreed to purchase certain coal assets from the Receiver for aggregate consideration of approximately US$433.9 million.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).
On February 26, 2016, Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) completed the acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corporation, of a precious metals stream with Narila Investments Ltd. (Narila), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore plc (Glencore), for the delivery of gold and silver calculated by reference to production from the Antapaccay mine.
On November 3, 2015, Silver Wheaton Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd. had agreed to acquire from Anani Investments Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore plc, an amount of silver calculated by reference to silver produced at the Antamina mine located in Peru.
On October 13, 2004, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. completed its second public offering of 2004, a $250 million offering of 6.25 per cent senior secured bonds due October 13, 2034. The lead underwriter for the offering was CIBC World Markets Inc.
On May 28, 2004, BC Ferries, operator of the second largest ferry system in the world, closed its initial public offering of $250 million principal amount of senior secured bonds and established its initial syndicated bank credit facility for $355 million.