McInnes Cooper offers a unique level of expertise in, and perspective on, the mining sector within Atlantic Canada and beyond.
We have or continue to act for prospectors, developers and operators, with interests in coal, precious and base metals and industrial minerals, including:
- Almandine garnet
- Rare Earths
Our client base includes international mining conglomerates, junior mining companies, entrepreneurs, banks and investment banking firms, and governments with respect to legal issues in the mining sector. We cover mining at every point in the life cycle of a development and have represented clients with mining projects in North and Central America, Africa and Asia. We have extensive experience in corporate finance matters covering a range from the most junior to the largest of mining companies, including:
- Joint venture, option, earn-in, farm-in and royalty agreements
- Reverse takeovers, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, business combinations and asset acquisitions and dispositions
- Initial public offerings and prospectus offerings, private placements, bought deals and listings on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange, NEX and over-the-counter markets
- Corporate governance, continuous disclosure (including compliance with National Instrument 43-101), related party transactions and director and officer liability
In addition, we have experience with rights issues; project development including aboriginal, environmental, construction, or joint venture matters; and royalty, tax, and other financial concerns. We have an unequaled expertise with respect to labour relations matters for developing or operational mines, and we have extensive experience working with owners and operators preparing for end of mine life issues.
McInnes Cooper lawyers have been recognized by Lexpert 2013 and Best Lawyers 2013 as leading practitioners in the mining area.
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