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Year called to bar: 1975 (ON)
Sam Rickett is a senior litigation partner and practises a wide variety of Corporate/Commercial Civil Litigation including Administrative law and has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Sam’s capital markets experience is extensive. He acted for First Quantum Minerals Ltd. on its successful $5.4 billion hostile takeover bid for Inmet Mining Corporation. He acted as counsel for the Special Committee in respect of the elimination of the dual class shares in Magna International Inc. which included appearances before the Ontario Securities Commission, the Commercial Court and on the appeal. Sam acted for Hollinger Inc. in respect of claims brought against its former board of directors. As well, he acted as counsel in respect of independent investigations including insider trading and governance reviews in relation to public companies. He advised Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. in relation to the contested proxy battle launched by Pershing Square.
On January 10, 2019, a consortium consisting of Air Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and Visa Canada Corp. (“Visa”) announced the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan Loyalty Business, from Aimia Inc.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“First Quantum” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary FQM (Akubra) Inc. (together, the “Offeror”) announced that, as of 5:00 p.m. EST on April 1, 2013, a total of 65,206,044 common shares of Inmet Mining Corporation (“Inmet”), representing 92.74 per cent of the outstanding Inmet shares (on a fully diluted basis), had been validly tendered to the Offeror's offer (the “Offer”) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Inmet.