Practice Areas

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 following:

Corporate Finance and Securities

We regularly assist clients with raising money through private placements and prospectus offerings of equity and debt, as well as other corporate finance arrangements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We assist clients with mergers, take-over bids, share and property acquisitions or divestitures, and other significant transactions.

Going Public and Stock Exchange Listings

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. 

Public Company Compliance

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 issues.

Dealer and Underwriter Representation

We act on behalf of dealers and underwriters in corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions. 

Corporate Law

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. 

Corporate Governance

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.

Business and Commercial Law

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 matters. 

Mining Law

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.

Oil and Gas

We assist a number of oil and gas companies on all aspects of their business including financing and project acquisition.

Technology and Life Sciences

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.  

Start-Ups and Venture Capital

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 growth.

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.