OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

We are frequently retained by major domestic and international mining companies to provide advice on royalty transactions, commodity streaming arrangements, and associated financings and acquisitions. Our clients rely on our extensive experience in successfully structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions in the mining industry.



Representative Matters

  • Pretium Resources Inc. in connection with its US$540-million construction financing package with the Orion Mine Finance Group and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, including a US$350-million credit facility, a US$150-million gold and silver stream agreement and a US$40-million private placement of Pretium common shares.
  • Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC in connection with its joint acquisition, together with Altius Minerals Corporation and others, of C$460-million of coal and potash royalty assets, sold by Sherritt International Corporation as part of its aggregate C$946-million divestiture of assets.
  • Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. In connection with the C$262-million Gold Wheaton Gold Corp. streaming deal.
  • True Gold Mining Inc. in connection with its US$120-million financing from Franco-Nevada Corporation to complete construction of the Karma gold project.
  • The underwriters in connection with the US$625-million financing of Silver Wheaton Corp.’s acquisition of 25 per cent of the silver produced from Barrick Gold Corporation’s Pascua-Lama gold-silver project.
  • Silverstone Resources Corp. in connection with its C$190-million sale to Silver Wheaton Corp.
  • Silverstone Resources Corp. in connection with the US$44-million streaming transaction with Capstone Mining Corporation’s Cozamin Mine.
  • Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in connection with the restructuring of the US$75-million streaming transaction with Colossus Minerals Inc. and the Serra Pelada project.
  • Silverstone Resources Corp. in connection with the US$42-million silver-streaming arrangement from Lundin Mining Corporation’s Neves-Corvo and Aljustrel mines.
  • Macquarie Bank Ltd. in connection with the stream transaction involving Teranga Gold Corporation with Franco-Nevada Corporation, where the proceeds were used to repay US$30-million of the US$60-million credit facility with Macquarie Bank Limited.
  • Macquarie Bank Ltd. in connection with the US$30-million stream transaction with Carpathian Gold Inc. for its Riacho dos Machados gold project in Brazil.
  • Luna Gold Corp. on its gold stream arrangement with Sandstorm Gold Limited for Aurizona Gold Mine.
  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. in connection with the US$15-million gold streaming arrangement with Golden Reign Resources Limited and its San Albino Gold Deposit, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.
  • Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance, in connection with its purchase of a two per cent net smelter return royalty on Red Eagle Mining’s Santa Rosa gold project.
  • Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in connection with its C$28.3-million acquisition of Premier Royalty Inc.
  • Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance, in connection with its purchase of a two per cent net smelter return royalty from True Gold Mining Inc. on the Karma gold project.
  • Silverstone Resources Corp. in connection with its US$37.5-million silver-streaming transaction with Sherwood Copper Corporation’s Minto mine.
 

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Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3393
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Corporate & Commercial, Mining Law, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Oil & Gas, Power, LNG, Aboriginal
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3341
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Technology, Life Sciences
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4003
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Automotive, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | New York
New York: 212-893-8223
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, United States, Venture Capital, Life Sciences, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4061
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Energy, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Plan Nord, Construction, Mining, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9768
Areas of Expertise: Energy Regulatory, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Oil & Gas, Pipeline & Midstream, Mining, Power, Environmental, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Oil Sands, Transportation, LNG, Downstream & Marketing, Aboriginal
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3333
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Energy, Brownfields Redevelopment, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Power, Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry, Australia, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Chemical & Waste Regulation, Climate Change, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Transportation, LNG, Aboriginal
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4033
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Climate Change, Brownfields Redevelopment, Oil & Gas, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Lobbying, Transportation, Major Projects, Pipeline & Midstream, Aboriginal
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4089
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Mining, Plan Nord, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Leasing, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2159
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Mining, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Cannabis
Partner | Montréal
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Office Managing Partner | London
London: +44-20-7429-3555
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Counsel | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4087
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Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3349
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services, Energy, Mining, China, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, LNG
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2219
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Leasing, Real Estate Financing, Corporate & Commercial, Mining, Power, Construction, Development, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2938
Areas of Expertise: Class Actions, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Corporate Litigation, Tax Controversy & Litigation, Brownfields Redevelopment, Chemical & Waste Regulation, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Communications, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Class Actions, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Corporate Litigation, Cannabis, Environmental, Aboriginal
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2704
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Mining, Private Equity, Retail & Consumer Products, Africa, Europe, India, United States, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3868
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Municipal & Planning, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Automotive, Manufacturing, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Mining, Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, Brownfields Redevelopment, Chemical & Waste Regulation, Climate Change, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Mining Law, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Cannabis, Aboriginal
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4278
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, United States, Mining Lending, Corporate & Commercial, Life Sciences, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | London, Bahrain
London: +44-20-7429-3553
Bahrain: +973-1715-1500
Areas of Expertise: Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Middle East, Corporate & Commercial, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Defence
Partner | Montréal, Toronto
Montréal: 514-982-4002
Toronto: 416-863-4003
Areas of Expertise: Chemical & Waste Regulation, Environmental Assessment & Approvals, Mining Law, Plan Nord, Brownfields Redevelopment, Climate Change, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Forestry, Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Aboriginal, Environmental
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3318
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Governance, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Forestry, Shareholder Activism, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Credit Unions, Cannabis
Partner | Beijing
Beijing: +86-10-6530-9001
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Oil & Gas, International Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, China, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining M&A and Capital Markets
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4005
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Plan Nord, Equity Capital Markets, United States, Shareholder Activism, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Cannabis
Partner | London
London: +44-20-7429-3558
Areas of Expertise: Africa, Capital Markets, Australia, Europe, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
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