John, counsel at Bennett Jones, offers clients over 40 years of legal expertise in mining, corporate reorganizations, financings and mergers & acquisitions. A principal part of his practice is in mining finance, joint ventures and mining mergers & acquisitions. As an advisor on mining transactions worldwide and as Chair of Anvil Mining Ltd., operating mines in Africa, he has extensive global experience. He serves as Chair of North American Nickle Inc. (TSX-V) and Meridian Mining S.E. (TSX-V) and on the boards of Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX, NYSE), Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX-V); and Rincon Ltd. John is recognized as a leading Canadian mining lawyer in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada. Bennett Jones LLP is a preeminent business law firm recognized as the leading energy and natural resource firm in Canada with six offices in North America, Doha and Bejing.