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Stikeman Elliott LLP

Mining (International & Cross-Border)

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What the team is known for

A high-performing independent Canadian firm providing clients with high-end deal expertise, solid disputes practitioners and industry experts in teams across Canada. The firm is widely viewed as one of Canada’s leading firms for global work, offering strong cross-border experience and capabilities including specialist expertise in complex and high-value transactions. The firm’s strong global focus is reflected by its offices in New York (not practising US law), London and Sydney, which are supplemented by its partner network of local counsel.
Stikeman has a highly internationalised and active mining group, providing clients experience of Canadian inbound work and leading outbound mandates, with a noted strength in M&A and capital markets. A large portion of the firm’s cross-border work orients around energy and resources, and the Sydney and London offices provide an interface to foreign clients and a means to access Canadian-based expertise. The team also displays expertise handling legal issues regarding Latin American resource projects, including offering contentious capabilities where issues arise relating to clients’ foreign-held assets.

Strengths

A client comments: "It was a bit tricky with the time zone. They were always available, regardless of if it was early morning, late evening, or weekend or holidays. The issues we deal with are extremely complex as they have various moving parts. Their strength was that they were concise, to the point and made everything easy to understand."

Another source says: "The team used US counsel, and Stikeman's lending office assisted in Europe. They made things happen given their abilities with opposing counsel. The matter became so complicated, and we were very happy with the work that the team managed for us. They have the business acumen but realise they are legal counsel."

Notable practitioners

Jay Kellerman is considered by market sources to be "an extraordinarily fine businessperson who provides very sound counsel and is wise as well as technically brilliant." A veteran of the Canadian mining space, he is mandated with sizeable transactions, including mergers and dispositions across Canada, the USA and Latin America. Revered for his ability to "step back and see the bigger picture," he represents both mining operators and investors.

Sydney-based Quentin Markin has previously worked in the firm's Vancouver office and is admitted to practice in both Ontario and British Columbia. Well versed in cross-border mining transactions including financings and M&A, he is particularly sought after by clients handling deals relating to the Canadian market.

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Overview

Stikeman Elliott knows international mining. We are trusted counsel to our clients and we assist them in achieving their financing, acquisition, governance and strategic objectives in a practical and efficient manner. Mining sector clients rely on us to deliver creative legal solutions throughout the ups and downs of a cycle, enabling them to capitalize on opportunities as well as navigate through hostile situations to outcomes that maximize shareholder value.

Our Mining Group is highly active around the globe with lawyers providing integrated legal services and often working closely with international and local law firms to meet our clients’ needs.

Junior, intermediate and global mining companies receive expert counsel in all of their important transactions, from early stage financings, to initial public offerings and capital transactions (both equity and debt), to corporate or project-level mergers and acquisitions. While we are most often associated with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, the Mining Group has been at the vanguard of stream finance and royalty transactions, project finance, joint ventures, as well as insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings in the sector.

Mining (International & Cross-Border)

Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Location

5300 Commerce Court West

199 Bay Street

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5L 1B9

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Mining (International & Cross-Border)


Jay Kellerman
Band 1
Quentin Markin
Expertise based abroad in Australia