Erik Goldsilver is a partner who practises corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mining and natural resources. He acts for Canadian and international mining companies on: acquisitions and dispositions of mines, mining projects and mining companies; project development; and mine operations in Canada and throughout the world. Erik advises on the structuring and negotiation of option and joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, royalty arrangements, streaming transactions and off-take agreements. He has extensive experience with all legal aspects of the development, construction and operation of mining projects including advising on Aboriginal issues and claims, environmental and regulatory compliance matters, permitting issues and mine closure, decommissioning and reclamation issues. Erik also advises mining clients on energy-related issues such as power procurement, interconnection and transmission services. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Guide — Corporate, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Who’s Who Legal. Latinvex named him one of the Top 100 Lawyers in 2014. Erik was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.