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John F. Anderson

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John F. Anderson
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John Anderson is a partner practicing corporate and securities law with a focus on public M&A, and a general corporate practice that also involves private M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance/securities and corporate governance. He is a former member of the firm's national Partnership Board and former head of the Corporate/Securities practice group in Stikeman Elliott's Vancouver office.

Mr. Anderson's primary expertise is in the mining, forestry and technology sectors. He has worked on many of the most significant BC-based transactions over the past 15 years, including such milestone transactions as the sale of MacMillan Bloedel to Weyerhaeuser, the sale of Westcoast Energy to Duke Energy and the sale of Terasen to Kinder Morgan.

Mr. Anderson has been recognized as a leading lawyer in a number of publications, including:

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Mining and Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2016.

  • Chambers Global 2016 guide as a leading lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, and as a Foreign Expert in Mining for South Korea.

  • The 2017 Chambers Canada Guide as a top-ranked lawyer in Corporate/Commercial (BC), Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada), and as a Foreign Expert in Mining (South Korea).

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012-16 as a leading practitioner in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities and Mining.

  • Lexpert Guide 2017 to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the area of Corporate Finance & Securities, and M&A.

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, June 2016.

  • The 2015 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

  • Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, May 2017.

  • LawDay's Leading Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions.

University of British Columbia (LL.B. 1990), Carleton University (B.Comm. High Honours 1987).

Mr. Anderson served as a naval officer in the Canadian Armed Forces for three years.

Bar Admission
British Columbia, 1991

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