OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 
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Blakes is recognized as having Canada’s pre-eminent financial services practice. Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 ranks Blakes number one in banking and finance. Many of the largest and most highly regarded financial institutions and financial services providers in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as well as other non-Canadian financial service providers, regularly retain Blakes as counsel. Clients rely on our extensive experience in successfully structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions.
 

Representative Matters
 
  • Société Générale, Investec Bank plc, ING Capital LLC and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a US$400-million financing in favour of Leagold Mining Corporation.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia, ING Capital LLC and SG Americas Securities LLC on the arrangement and establishment of an US$480-million credit facilities for Pretium Resources Inc.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia on the syndicated refinance of a construction loan, re-purchase of gold and silver stream, and revolving facility for the Brucejack Mine.
  • National Bank of Canada and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a C$350-million revolving credit facility in favour of Atlantic Gold Corporation.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a US$300-million revolving credit facility in favour of Tahoe Resources Inc.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its US$55-million project finance and cost overrun facility in favour of Midway Gold Corp.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation on the US$250-million revolving credit facility established by National Bank of Canada, as administrative agent and the lenders from time to time party thereto, in favour of IAMGOLD Corporation, as borrower.
  • Trek Mining Inc. on its US$85-million five-year term senior secured credit facility from Sprott Private Resource Lending to be used for the construction of the Aurizona mine.
  • JDS Silver Holdings Ltd. on its US$250-million sale of outstanding shares to Coeur Mining Inc.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a US$1-billion revolving credit facility in favour of Royal Gold Inc.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and syndicate of lenders in connection with a C$1-billion revolving credit facility in favour of Yamana Gold Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. on the US$700-million Credit Agreement among Compass Minerals International, Inc., Compass Minerals Canada Corp., and Compass Minerals UK Limited.
  • Nedbank and a syndicate of lenders on the US$100-million project finance facility in favour of Aureus Mining Inc. with respect to its New Liberty gold project.
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Canada) in connection with a US$80-million letter of credit facility in favour of Barrick Gold Corporation.
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch on the US$50-million Credit Facility in favour of Chihong Canada Mining Ltd.
  • National Bank of Canada and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as co-lead arrangers, in connection with a US$275M acquisition financing in favour of a consortium including Magris Resources to purchase Niobec Inc. from IAMGold Corporation.
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4003
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Structured Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Automotive, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives
Partner | New York, Toronto
New York: 212-893-8223
Toronto: 416-863-2223
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, United States, Life Sciences, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Gaming, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Japan
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4247
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Real Estate Financing, Structured Finance, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Equipment Financing/Leasing, Project Finance, Sports, Mining Lending
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4061
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Energy, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Mining, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Credit Unions, Financial Services M&A, Financial Services M&A
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
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3292
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Project Finance, Mining Lending, Mining
Counsel | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4087
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Mining, Corporate & Commercial, Forestry, Commercial Real Estate, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing/Leasing, Project Finance, Structured Finance, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Debt Finance & Lending
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, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, REITs, Pension Funds, Europe, United States
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, Africa, Europe, India, United States, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Partner | 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 | 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 Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Credit Unions, Cannabis, Financial Services M&A, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Mining Projects
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4005
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, United States, Shareholder Activism, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining M&A and Capital Markets
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, Defence, Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Oil & Gas
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3319
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Forestry
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3399
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Technology, Mining, Renewables (Wind, Solar & Hydro), Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, United States, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9629
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Private Equity, Shareholder Activism, Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Latin America, Energy, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Cannabis
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5051
Areas of Expertise: Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Public-Private Partnerships, Mining, Pension Funds, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Private Equity
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4220
Areas of Expertise: Anti-Money Laundering, Constitutional & Charter of Rights, Construction, Corporate Litigation, Energy, Environmental, International Trade, Media & Defamation, Mining, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution, LNG, Aboriginal, Public & Political Law, Financial Services Regulatory, Environmental Assessments & Approvals, Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Customs & Import Controls, International Trade Agreements & Compliance, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Sanctions & Export Controls, Trade Litigation, Construction Dispute Resolution, Renewables (Wind, Solar & Hydro), Thermal/Gas-Fired/Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Transmission & Distribution
Office Managing Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3345
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Mining, Forestry, Africa, Joint Venture & Co-Ownership Structuring, Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures, Latin America, Equity Capital Markets, Shareholder Activism, China, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Mining M&A and Capital Markets, Major Projects
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9633
Areas of Expertise: Energy Regulatory, Climate Change, Environmental Assessments & Approvals, Pipeline & Midstream, Power, Mining Projects, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, LNG, Aboriginal, Environmental
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3320
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, India
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3353
Areas of Expertise: Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Financial Services, Sports, Derivatives, Equipment Financing/Leasing, Banking, Mining Lending, Mining Projects
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4060
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Mining, Oil & Gas, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3384
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity, Mining, Renewables (Wind, Solar & Hydro), Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Retail
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3097
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Mining Lending, Structured Finance, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Private Equity, Pension Funds
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