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Michelle Audet

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Representative matters include advising:

  • Atlantic Gold Corporation in connection with its acquisition by St Barbara for C$802-million

  • Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. in connection with its C$10.2-million prospectus offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as well as its subsequent public offerings

  • Lundin Gold Inc. in its US$240-million acquisition of the Fruta del Norte gold project from Kinross Gold Corporation

  • Claude Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Silver Standard Resources Inc. for C$337-million

  • Catalyst Paper Corporation in connection with the restructuring of its approximately C$840-million in senior debt

  • Coalspur Mines Limited in connection with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and C$90-million acquisition of coal leases, as well as subsequent public offerings and private placements

  • Mantra Resources Limited in connection with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, C$52-million public offering and its A$1-billion acquisition by JSC Atomredmetzoloto

  • Australian Solomons Gold Limited in connection with its C$18-million IPO and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Red Back Mining Inc. in connection with its US$7.3-billion acquisition by Kinross Gold Corporation, as well as several previous public offerings and private placements

  • The Special Committee of Coastal Contacts Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Essilor International SA for C$435-million

  • Callinan Royalties Corporation in connection with its spin-out of Callinex Mines Inc. by plan of arrangement and its acquisition by Altius Minerals Corporation

  • The Special Committee of EACOM Timber Corporation in its acquisition by Kelso & Company by way of take-over bid for C$258-million

  • Brazauro Resources Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Eldorado Gold Corporation for C$122-million

  • Galenica SA in connection with its US$915-million acquisition of Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Awards & Recognition

Michelle has been recognized by the following publications:

  • Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyer - 2018-2020 (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2018-2020 (Mining)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017-2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Education

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2005
LL.B., University of Victoria - 2004
B.Sc. (Hon., Psychology), University of Victoria - 1999

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