What the team is known for
Bennett Jones is noted for its frequent representation of mid-tier mining companies in a broad range of transactional mandates. The Toronto-based mining group acts for junior and major mining players, as well as financial institutions. It is well versed in mine development issues, such as exploration, mine construction agreements and permitting, and is equally highly rated for its wide-ranging expertise in mining project finance, encompassing private finance arrangements as well as IPOs and follow-on offers.
Sources highlight the team's "outstanding reputation in the legal community," adding: "The firm is able to draw on skilled resources at every level in order to achieve positive outcomes."
Bennett Jones acted for Magna Gold on the acquisition of the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico from Molimentales del Noroeste, as well as on a CAD7 million private placement of common shares.
Toronto-based Abbas Ali Khan
frequently advises companies involved in mining exploration, development and production on securities and M&A transactions. He has experience acting for clients in cross-border mandates.
frequently assists natural resources companies in navigating corporate financing and M&A transactions. Based in Toronto, he is well versed in the representation of issuers and underwriters.
Toronto-based Linda Misetich Dann
frequently represents clients engaged in corporate activities in the mining space including M&A and spin-out transactions."She strikes the right balance between winning legal arguments and helping to get deals done."
is highly regarded for his representation of mining exploration and operation companies in M&A and financing mandates, providing further expertise with respect to corporate governance and public offerings. He is based in Toronto and heads the firm's mining industry team. "Sander Grieve is very commercial and works to find solutions rather than just communicate the law." "He is an excellent lawyer. He is very capable, with good communication and soft people skills."