What the team is known for
A distinguished Canadian firm with roots in the Alberta energy market, offering national coverage and expertise across transactional and contentious matters in conjunction with industry-specific experience. The firm provides international scope to clients through an office presence in New York (practising only Canadian law) and Beijing, and through relationships with a network of global partner firms. Oil and gas has long been part of the firm’s identity, and it performs strongly on transactions and disputes in the space, including international arbitration.
Teams act for a variety of junior and major mining companies and provide cross-border guidance across transactional and regulatory areas. The firm’s mining group often assists foreign investors buying up assets in the Canadian market, as well as offering experience in global mining projects all over the world. The group is called upon to assist Canada-based financiers and owners of global mining operations to raise capital on Canadian markets.
For "financings in the mining and metals space around the world," a client says, "we love working with the team. Everything has been smooth in all work we have done together."
Another interviewee comments: "Most of these matters have cross-jurisdictional issues. Bennett Jones have excellent skills and experience in this area, and I am impressed by their corporate and securities team. They have good skills across a wide range of legal areas and a great work ethic."
Abbas Ali Khan
advises companies involved in mining exploration, development and production on securities and M&A transactions. One client explained that "he answers questions succinctly, he's organised, he's smart and he's experienced,"
adding: "He prioritises the issues and handles them appropriately."
represents international clients in the mining sector, with notable expertise acting on matters involving Hong Kong and China. His practice includes handling M&A and securities offerings, among other corporate mandates.
Chair of the firm's mining practice, Sander Grieve
is highly regarded for his representation of mining exploration and operation companies in M&A and financing mandates. His expertise also includes corporate governance and public offerings.