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Peter J. O'Callaghan

Peter J. O'Callaghan
Peter J. O'Callaghan Office Managing Partner | Vancouver
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Representative transactions include advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Aviat Networks Inc. on its acquisition of Redline Communications Group Inc., creating a leading company in wireless transport solutions and mission-critical data infrastructure

Capital Markets

  • Magnet Forensics Inc. in connection with its C$115-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares and C$74-million secondary offering of subordinate voting shares

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$61-million initial public offering of Propel Holdings Inc.

  • Granite Real Estate Investment Trust and Granite REIT Inc. in connection with its C$288-million public offering of stapled units, C$275-million public offering of stapled units and C$250-million at-the-market equity program

  • A Canadian financial institution in connection with public offerings of preferred shares and senior notes

Governance/Advisory

  • Various public companies on securities compliance and strategic matters, including corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations

Awards & Recognition

Peter is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer, including in the most recent editions of the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2017–2023 (Corporate Governance Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Securities Law); also named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Vancouver Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year"

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2017–2018, 2020–2022 (M&A)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2016–2022 (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mining, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2020–2022 (Mining (International & Cross-Border) – Canada)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022 (Mining)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2018–2022 (Energy and Natural Resources: Mining)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2017, 2019–2022 (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – 2018–2021 (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mining)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada – 2016, 2020–2021 (Mining)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2017–2019 (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)

  • Who's Who Legal: Mining – 2017 and 2019

  • Chambers Canada 2018 (Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada – 2016–2017 Editions (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: Canada, Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms: Latin America-wide)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Recommended – Energy: Mining)

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Lawyers in Energy in Report on Business Magazine, November 2016

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Corporate Lawyers in Report on Business Magazine, June 2016

  • Chambers Latin America 2015 (Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms – Latin America-wide)

Professional Activities

Peter is a member of the Canadian Bar Association's Securities Law and Business Law Subsections, as well as the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Education

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 1985
LLB, University of British Columbia – 1984
BComm, University of British Columbia – 1983

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