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Susan Tomaine

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its equity partnership with IFM Investors and British Columbia Investment Management in GCT Global Container Terminals

  • Central 1 Credit Union as a shareholder in the merger of Credential Financial Inc., QTrade Canada Inc. and NEI Investments to create Aviso Wealth Inc.

  • PayPal in its acquisition of HyperWallet Systems Inc.

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financings

  • Kaminak Gold Corporation, a gold exploration company, in its acquisition by Goldcorp Inc. for C$520-million

  • Indochino Apparel Inc., an innovative men’s apparel company, in a C$42-million investment by Dayang Group

  • GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., the operator of four major container terminals in British Columbia, New York and New Jersey, in connection with its C$1.02-billion refinancing

  • Zymeworks, biotech company developing disease therapeutics, in connection with its equity investment and merger agreement with Kairos Therapeutics

  • Lundin Gold Inc., a gold producer, in its US$240-million acquisition of the Fruta del Norte Project from Kinross Gold Corp.

  • QuadraFNX Mining Ltd., a copper and base metals producer, in its sale to KGHM Polska Miedz in a transaction valued at C$3.5-billion

  • T&T Supermarkets Inc. in its C$225-million acquisition by Loblaws Companies Ltd.

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners, a Canadian private equity fund, in various investments, including the acquisition of Petrospec Engineering

  • Lucara Diamond Corp., a diamond producer, in connection with the C$72-million acquisition of the Karowe Mine in Botswana which has produced historic gems

  • HE Parts International, a U.S. private equity-backed competent manufacture, in its acquisition of Morgan Industrial Supply

  • Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, a Canadian cleantech venture fund, in several investments including General Fusion, Axine Water Technologies and Minesense

Awards & Recognition

In 2016, Susan was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40, an award presented annually to B.C.'s young business talent, based on their demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution. She was also recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Susan has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mining, Private Equity - Repeatedly Recommended)

  • BCBusiness – BC’s Most Influential Women in Finance 2019

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2017 and 2018 (Corporate Mid-Market; Private Equity, Mining - Repeatedly Recommended)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2008
Admitted to the New York State Bar - 2003
J.D., Catholic University of America Law School, Washington, D.C. - 2002
B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. - 1999
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