Recent Work
  • Nexa Resources S.A. and Votorantim S.A. in the cross-border IPO of common shares of Nexa Resources on the TSX and NYSE for aggregate gross proceeds to Nexa Resources and Votorantim of C$728M. The offering represents the third largest mining company initial public offering in TSX history and the largest mining IPO of a Latin American focused company on the TSX.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in its C$560M sale of 49.5% of its stake in the Kamoa Copper Mining Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo to China-based Zijin Mining Group.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • Syndicate of underwriters in connection with the US$920M cross-border public offering of common shares of Franco-Nevada Corporation.
  • Alacer Gold Corp. on the multi-jurisdictional project financing for the construction and development of the Cöpler sulfide project in Turkey valued at US$250M.
  • Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation in connection with its C$590M sale to ArcelorMittal and Iron Ore Holdings, LP.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation in a transaction with La Mancha Holding S.àr.l., a privately-held gold investment company held by the Sawiris family group. As part of the transaction, La Mancha contributed US$63M in cash, the Ity mine in Cote d’Ivoire and certain other assets to Endeavour.  Endeavour issued to La Mancha common shares of Endeavour representing 30% of Endeavour’s outstanding share capital (with a market value of approximately $78M as at the closing date).
  • Goldrock Mines Corp. in the acquisition by Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Goldrock, by way of a plan of arrangement, for C$154.3M.
  • Tacora Resources Inc. and MagGlobal LLC in (i) Tacora’s acquisition of all of the assets of the Wabush/Scully iron ore mine located in Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador (ii) concurrent equity investment in Tacora by Proterra Investment Partners and MagGlobal LLC and (iii) negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with the United Steel Workers and entered into a long-term iron ore offtake agreement with Cargill.
  • Lydian International Limited in Lydian International Limited in its US$60M stream transaction with respect to gold production at Amulsar Gold Project in south-central Armenia, and in its construction financing package to be provided by Orion Mine Finance, valued at US$325M.
  • Nevsun Resources Ltd. in its US$400M acquisition of Reservoir Minerals Inc.
  • Newmarket Gold Inc. in its C$1B acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. to create a new mid-tier gold company.
  • OceanaGold Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in its C$856M acquisition of Romarco Minerals Inc. and its Haile Gold Project in South Carolina.
  • Osisko Mining Corporation in the defense of Goldcorp Inc.’s hostile take-over bid and the C$3.9B sale to white knights Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger with Agrium Inc. to form the largest crop nutrient company in the world.
  • Probe Mines Limited in its C$526M acquisition by Goldcorp Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Silver Bear Resources in connection with the establishment of a US$55.2M project finance facility from its major shareholders for its Mangazeisky Silver Project in Russia.
  • 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.
  • Vale S.A. in its sale to Silver Wheaton Corp of an additional 25% of the gold by-product stream from Vale's Brazilian Salobo copper mine for US$800M and approximately US$23M in option value arising from re-pricing of certain Silver Wheaton warrants.  In addition, Silver Wheaton will make ongoing payments of US$400 (subject to 1% annual inflation adjustments commencing in 2019) for each ounce of gold delivered.
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Exploitation Minière Canada et al. v. BBA Inc. et al. - defending SNC-Lavalin Inc. in the matter of a C$533M counterclaim for allegedly grossly negligent EPCM services rendered in the context of a brownfield mining project in Northern Quebec.
  • Stillwater Mining Company, as Canadian counsel, in its US$2.2B acquisition by Sibanye Gold Limited.