Partner — Capital Markets, M&A and Mining. Primarily engaged in securities law focusing on mining, natural resources and energy industries, also private placements, corporate governance, continuous and timely disclosure, proxy battles, shareholder activism. Acted as lead counsel for issuers and investment dealers in a number of significant financings, regulatory investigations and M&A transactions. Extensive experience in dealing with stock exchanges and securities regulatory authorities and structuring and implementing M&A transactions and advising on hostile and friendly take-over bids. Delivered papers on securities law, mining law and corporate governance in Canada, the USA, South Africa and South America. Member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the American Bar Association (International Securities and Capital Markets Committee, Canada Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Legal Opinions Committee). Recognized by Lexpert® in Mining, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance & Securities, by The Best Lawyers in Canada in mergers & acquisitions, mining, natural resources and securities law and by Who's Who Legal: Canada and Who's Who Legal's International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for mining law.