Recent Work
  • Sprott Asset Management in 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 C$1B.
  • Graymont Limited in the spinout of its subsidiary, Ecowaste Industries Ltd., by plan of arrangement to Graymont's shareholders.
  • A consortium consisting of Power Energy Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, Mr. François-Xavier Souvay, the Founder, President and CEO of Lumenpulse Inc., and other existing shareholders, in connection with the privatization of Lumenpulse Inc.
  • American Industrial Partners and certain other investors, as Canadian counsel, in their acquisition, directly or indirectly, of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canam Group Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately C$875M.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • Allergan Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. by way of unsolicited takeover bid in a cash-and-stock deal valued at US$45.7B.
  • Fibrek Inc. in its acquisition by Resolute Forest Products Inc. by way of an unsolicited takeover bid.
  • InterOil Corporation in its successful defense of a proxy contest involving former CEO, Phil Mulacek, who ran a short slate of directors and sought to implement various governance reforms.
  • Canexus Corporation through its sale process, including defence advice with respect to a requisitioned shareholder meeting to replace the board of directors and with respect to a hostile takeover bid from Chemtrade Logistics (which was the first hostile takeover bid that was not abandoned or terminated since amendments to NI 62–104 were introduced), and the ultimate negotiation of a friendly plan of arrangement.
  • Silver Bear Resources Inc. in its redomicilliation to the United Kingdom via a plan of arrangement, and related review of its board and governance structures, including with respect to its majority controlling Russian institutional shareholders.
  • The independent committee of Norbord Inc. in connection with its C$760M combination with Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd, by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • The Special Committee of the board of directors of TransAlta Renewables Inc. in the acquisition of an economic interest in C$1.7B of Australian power generation assets from TransAlta Corporation.
  • The Special Committee of Neo Material Technologies Inc. in its C$1.3B sale to Molycorp, Inc., owner of the largest rare-earth deposit outside of China.
  • The Special Committee of Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in connection with its US$870M going private transaction by Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • The Special Committee of Osisko Mining Corp. in connection with the friendly C$3.9B offer to be jointly acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, by way of a statutory plan of arrangement.