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Lexpert Global Mining 2018/19

The Lexpert Special Editions profiles selected Lexpert-ranked lawyers whose focus is in Corporate, Infrastructure, Energy and Litigation law and relevant practices. It also includes feature articles on legal aspects of Canadian business issues.

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WWW.LEXPERT.CA | 2018/19 | LEXPERT 5 Abdel-Barr, Khaled S. Lawson Lundell LLP (604) 631-9233 kabdel-barr@lawsonlundell.com Mr. Abdel-Barr advises on acquisitions and dispositions, strategic partner- ing and alternative financing arrangements in respect of mines and mining projects, and on a broad range of mining-related matters including the negotiation of earn-in, joint venture, strategic alliance, royalty and streaming agreements and mineral title review, both domestically and internationally. Abols, Gesta A. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (416) 943-8978 gabols@fasken.com Mr. Abols advises Canadian and international issuers, investors, boards and special committees on public and private M&A, corporate finance, strategic investments, business restructurings, governance and disclosure obligations in a broad range of industries including mining. He is an adjunct professor at U of T Law and a frequent author and speaker on corporate finance, M&A and mining. Abouchar, Julie A. Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP (416) 862-4836 jabouchar@willmsshier.com Ms. Abouchar is a recognised expert in environmental, Aboriginal and natural resources law. She assists clients with environmental regulatory compliance, permitting and appeals. She negotiates and drafts Impact Benefit Agree- ments and has a substantial Aboriginal law practice connected with resource project development. She practises in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Abraham, QC, Brian E. Dentons Canada LLP (604) 443-7134 brian.abraham@dentons.com Mr. Abraham's practice involves all phases of mining domestically and inter- nationally; advising explorers, developers, producers, consultants, prospect- ors, syndicates and financiers. He has experience participating in background studies for mineral legislation in Canada and in foreign jurisdictions. He is a professional geologist and is active in mining industry organizations. Accursi, Chad Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (416) 860-2937 caccursi@casselsbrock.com Mr. Accursi represents public mining companies and investment dealers in a variety of transactions including public and private security offerings, stock exchange listings, M&A, initial public offerings and general securities compliance matters. Ali Khan, Abbas Bennett Jones LLP (416) 777-5388 alikhana@bennettjones.com Mr. Ali Khan practises in the capital markets and M&A areas, with an empha- sis on securities offerings, joint ventures, metal streams, RTOs, acquisitions, dispositions and governance. He acts for clients in a range of industries, particularly mining. seem to be able to get this thing off the ground. You didn't tell us, but you have a big problem.' at would be a new issue for investors, but inves- tors are getting frustrated with projects that don't go anywhere." Could he see that leading to class-action law- suits? "I wouldn't be surprised at all. I could see shareholder class-action suits against manage- ment and directors for having failed to inform them or keep them apprised of developments with local communities. "It's very plausible because, from a disclosure point of view, you're supposed to provide every- thing that's material. And today, frankly, I think the biggest problem that mining companies and other extractive industries face is local relations, LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS

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