We specialize in providing strategic legal advice to fast-growing
companies primarily in the mining, oil and gas, technology and financial
services industries. We provide advice in a number of areas including the
We regularly assist clients with raising money through private placements
and prospectus offerings of equity and debt, as well as other corporate
We assist clients with mergers, take-over bids, share and property
acquisitions or divestitures, and other significant transactions.
We have assisted many companies with the going-public transactions and stock
exchange listings, including by way of Initial Public Offerings (IPO),
Reverse Take-Over (RTO), Capital Pool Company (CPC) qualifying transactions,
and spin-out transactions from existing public companies. Our clients are
listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, AMEX, NASDAQ,
London Stock Exchange, and Swiss SIX exchanges.
We advise clients on regulatory compliance with securities laws, corporate
laws and stock exchange regulations, including advice on continuous
disclosure matters, financial reporting, corporate governance and other
We act on behalf of dealers and underwriters in corporate finance and merger
and acquisition transactions.
We provide advice on all aspects of corporate law, including incorporations,
shareholder agreements, the conduct of shareholder meetings, and issues
pertaining to boards of directors.
We assist public and private companies with a number of corporate governance
issues, including the preparation of corporate governance polices, audit
committee charters, and compensation matters.
We provide clients with strategic advice on all commercial matters and
transactional issues, including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate
reorganizations, due diligence reviews of proposed transactions, and other
We assist mining with all legal matters related to their business, including
exploration and project financing, option agreements, joint venture
agreements, royalties and legal matters relating to technical reports.
We assist a number of oil and gas companies on all aspects of their business
including financing and project acquisition.
We assist technology and life sciences companies with the development of
their business, including seed, angel, venture capital and debt financing,
going-public transactions, compensation arrangements including stock option
and similar plans, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
We assist start-up companies with the process of growing to meet their
objectives. We provide advice on incorporation and initial capital
structure, shareholder agreements, and financing at various stages of
What We Do Not Do
Our practice is restricted to the areas outlined above. We do not do
other practice areas including tax, litigation, real estate, intellectual
property, wills and estates, criminal, family and labour law. Where our
clients require services in these areas, we call upon our established
network of advisors and assist our clients in finding the best advisor for
their particular problem.