Lavery, de Billy

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Highly regarded Québec firm with a particular strength in financing transactions, including streaming and royalty agreements. Respected for its representation of junior exploration companies. Also advises on Aboriginal law and construction matters relating to mining projects.

Strengths Sources describe the firm as "solution-focused and resourceful."

Work highlights Acted for Falco Resources on its CAD180 million silver streaming agreement with Osisko Gold, as part of its project financing for the development of its Horne 5 mining facility.

Notable practitioners

René Branchaud
advises national mining companies on transactions, corporate restructuring and financing. One source described him as "responsive and solution-focused,"while another added: "The information received is always precise and very clear."

Sébastien Vézina
frequently represents public and private clients in corporate transactions arising from the mining sector, advising on M&A, joint ventures and commercial agreements. Market sources describe him as an "excellent" practitioner.