Cathy Mercer is a partner who practises in the area of corporate and securities law with a strong emphasis on mining and natural resources law, mergers & acquisitions and the servicing of public companies as well as general securities work including equity and debt financing transactions and cannabis related transactions. She acts for both producing mining companies and junior exploration companies, including on acquisitions and dispositions of mines, mining projects and mining companies. Cathy has extensive experience drafting and negotiating mining royalty agreements, option agreements, off-take agreements and joint venture agreements, as well as metals streaming agreements. In addition, she assists public companies in their compliance with the Securities Act (Ontario) and the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. Cathy is also recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers. She is fluent in French and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.