Jamie Kariya
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4278

Jamie practises Canadian corporate and securities law. He advises clients on a range of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and private equity transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to public issuers regarding corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations, and various other Canadian corporate and securities law compliance matters.

Jamie spent over a year in the Firm's New York office, where he focused on Canada/U.S. cross-border M&A transactions and financings.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative transactions include acting as counsel to:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Red Back Mining Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Red Back by Kinross Gold Corp. for US$7.1-billion
  • Kaminak Gold Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Kaminak by Goldcorp Inc. for C$520-million
  • Claude Resources Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Claude Resources by Silver Standard Resources Inc. for C$337-million
  • Luna Gold Corp. in connection with the acquisition of Luna Gold by Trek Mining Inc. (formerly JDL Gold Corp.) for C$158-million
  • Opko Health, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Transition Therapeutics, Inc. for US$60-million

Corporate Finance

  • The underwriters on the C$460-million initial public offering by way of secondary offering of subordinate voting shares of Aritzia Inc. and the C$382-million bought deal offering of subordinate voting shares of Aritzia Inc. and concurrent block trade
  • Zymeworks Inc. in connection with its US$64-million cross-border initial public offering
  • Fission Uranium Corp. in connection with its C$82-million private placement to a strategic investor
  • Zymeworks Inc. in connection with its US$61-million preferred share private placement to US and Canadian institutional investors
  • Element Financial Corporation in connection with its C$300-million special warrant offering in connection with its acquisition of GE Capital's Canadian fleet portfolio
PUBLICATIONS
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