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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Blake, Cassels & Graydon operates a prominent mining practice in Canada, primarily based out of its Vancouver office. A popular choice among junior, mid-market and major mining companies in Canada and internationally, the firm frequently advises on high-value M&A, securities and financing deals, with mining clients benefiting from the expertise of the firm's top-tier finance practice. The group demonstrates growing expertise in alternative mine financing arrangements and is noted for its additional experience concerning environmental compliance and other commercial and operational issues. The Vancouver mining practice is supported by additional expertise in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and London, England.

Strengths

One source noted their appreciation that the team "offers guidance on our complexities, so they have that empathy and understand what we are trying to achieve."

"They provide a high level of legal advice," say interviewees, adding: "They work as a team, delegate where necessary and are responsive and timely."

Work highlights

A Blakes team led by Bob Wooder advised Equinox Gold with regard to its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Premier Gold Mines.

Notable practitioners

Bob Wooder is lauded for his skilled command of transactional mandates and is based out of the firm's Vancouver office. He frequently represents gold producers, mineral exploration companies and financial institutions in private equity financing and M&A.
"Bob Wooder is the pre-eminent mining lawyer in Vancouver." "What sets him apart is that not only is he a strong technical lawyer, he's also a practical lawyer."

Managing partner of the firm's Vancouver office Peter O'Callaghan handles a wide array of public and private equity financing mandates in the mining sector. He offers additional capacity in domestic and international M&A.
"Peter O'Callaghan offers a great wealth of knowledge."

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Overview

From junior explorers and mid-tier developers to global giants, mining companies worldwide turn to Blakes for strategic guidance and expert counsel on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, project finance and corporate finance transactions, as well as a wide range of operational and non-transactional matters, such as corporate governance, taxation, title matters and environmental compliance. Our dedicated mining experts have experience in specialty areas such as mining disclosure and securities law regimes, streaming transactions and mining operations matters. We have acted for clients on projects across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East on the exploration, development and operation of mining projects involving a wide array of resources and minerals.

Our mining clients rely on our reputation as one of Canada’s leading law firms and our track record as a global leader in the provision of legal services to the mining industry.

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Location

199 Bay Street

Suite 4000

Commerce Court West

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5L 1A9

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Nationwide - Canada

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Bob J. Wooder
Band 1
Peter O'Callaghan
Band 3