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Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver
Matthew Weaver Associate | Vancouver
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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Nevsun Resources Ltd. with respect to its response to Euro Sun Mining Inc. and Lundin Mining Corporation’s non-binding unsolicited proposal to acquire Nevsun for C$1.5-billion

  • Anandia Laboratories in connection with its acquisition by Aurora Cannabis for C$115-million in common shares

  • Cardiome Pharma Corp. in connection with the acquisition of its Canadian business portfolio by Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. for C$25.5-million pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement

  • Maverix Metals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a royalty portfolio from Newmont Mining Corporation

  • Dominion Lending Centres Group in the sale of a 60 per cent interest to Founders Advantage Capital Corp. for C$78-million

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the Premier mine from Boliden and the Silver Coin property from Jayden Resources

  • Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III L.P. on its C$393-million private equity investment and subsequent sale in the C$5.125-billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Inc.

Corporate Finance

  • Zymeworks Inc. in connection with its US$64-million cross-border initial public offering and the US$100-million cross-border public offering of common shares of Zymeworks Inc.

  • Zymeworks in connection with its US$97.8-million MJDS prospectus offering of common shares

  • D-Wave Systems Inc. on its placement of C$62-million of equity in a venture capital financing

Publications
  • Co-author: Canada Confirms Withholding Tax Can Apply to Assumption of Accrued Interest
    International Tax Review, February 2019.
  • Co-author: Canada’s Attempts to Cool the Housing Market and How this Affects Non-Residents
    Inter-Pacific Bar Association Journal, Vol. No. 90, June 2018.
  • Co-author: Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Role of Subsequent Legislative Amendments in the GAAR Context or Provides More of the Same?
    Blakes on Canadian Tax Controversy & Tax Litigation, Tax Disputes & Resolution Centre, Thomson Reuters, March 2018.
  • Co-author: Guidance on Determination of Taxable Canadian Property Status
    International Tax Review, December/January 2018.
  • Author: Some Tax Considerations When Selling or Transferring the Family Business
    Pacific Business & Law Institute: Tax and Succession Planning for the Family Business, November 1, 2017
Professional Appearances
  • Presenter: Transferring The Family Business – A Case Study
    Pacific Business & Law Institute: Tax and Succession Planning for The Family Business, October 23, 2019.
  • Presenter: Selling The Family Business
    Pacific Business & Law Institute: Tax and Succession Planning for The Family Business, November 21, 2018.
  • Presenter: Transferring The Family Business
    Pacific Business & Law Institute: Tax and Succession Planning for The Family Business, November 1, 2017.
Education

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2016
J.D., University of Ottawa (Cum Laude and Dean's Honour List) - 2015
B.A. (Humanistic Studies), McGill University - 2010

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