Steven McKoen
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3319

Steven practises securities and corporate law. His practice emphasizes domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate finance, and corporate governance. He acts for a wide variety of issuer, underwriter and private equity clients in a variety of sectors including mining, forestry, high-tech and bio-tech.

Steven provides legal services through Steven McKoen Law Corporation.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Steven's recent representative transactions include acting as counsel to:

  • Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III L.P. on its C$393-million private equity investment in GFL Environmental Inc.
  • MHR Fund Management LLC in connection with the sale of 10-million common shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. for C$518-million
  • Luna Gold Corp. in its restructuring of its gold stream with Sandstorm Gold Ltd. and a concurrent C$30-million investment by Pacific Road Resources Fund
  • SciVac Therapeutics Inc. in the reverse take-over of Levon Resources Ltd. by SciVac Ltd. and in SciVac's all stock acquisition of VBI Vaccines Inc.
  • D-Wave Systems Inc. on its placement of C$62-million of equity in a venture capital financing
  • The underwriters of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. on its US$300-million senior unsecured note financing
  • Capstone Mining Corp. on the acquisition of the Pinto Valley mine from BHP Copper for US$650-million

  • The underwriters of Sophiris Bio, Inc. on its US$65-million initial U.S. public offering

  • Macquarie Bank Limited on its sale of Macquarie Private Wealth Canada to Richardson GMP Limited for C$132-million

  • Fission Energy Corp. on its sale to Denison Mines Corp. in a transaction valued at C$70-million plus the value of the spin-out of Fission Uranium Corp.

  • Fission Uranium Corp. in its acquisition of Alpha Minerals Inc. in a transaction valued at C$185-million plus the value of the spin-out of Fission 3.0 Corp. and Alpha Exploration Inc.

  • Catalyst Paper Corporation in the restructuring of its approximately C$840-million in senior debt
  • Capstone Mining Corp. in its purchase of Far West Mining Ltd. in a transaction valued at C$725-million and related joint venture with Korea Resources Corporation
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. in its C$1.5-billion debt restructuring
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Steven was one of 52 recipients of a national Lexpert Zenith Award, which recognizes those lawyers and judges, called between 1986 and 2000, who demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in their area of practice during 2013-2014.

He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities Law)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Repeatedly Recommended in Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities)
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