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Lexpert Global Mining 2015

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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12 LEXPERT | 2015/16 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA coming more flexible. In a streaming deal, a company such as Silver Wheaton Corp or Franco-Nevada pro- vide upfront capital to get a mine closer to production in exchange for the right to buy a percentage of future production (oen gold or silver that is the by-product of, say, a copper or nickel mine) at a deep discount to market prices. ey can then sell those precious metals at a profit. In return for their investment, royalty compa- nies take a percentage of future net smelter returns from a mine. At Torys, Amm and Pickersgill noted in a 2015 Mid-year Capital Markets report they co-authored that royalty and stream financing has been evolving and in- creasingly combined with traditional debt and equity to "bridge the funding gap for both project development and M&A transactions." Streaming companies have been expanding their usu- Camp, David K. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (604) 640-4104 dcamp@blg.com Mr. Camp is a member of BLG's Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group. He advises Crown ministries and corporations, utilities, railways, mining, oil and gas and other resource companies and developers on First Nation issues. Canfield, Brian R. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP (604) 661-9362 bcanfield@farris.com Mr. Canfield is a strategic advisor for his clients, combining his legal experience, business background and negotiation skills with diligence and common sense. His clients operate in key industries including real estate, infrastructure and mining. Caron, Mario M. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (514) 847-4525 mario.caron@nortonrosefulbright.com Mr. Caron's focus is on real estate sales and acquisitions, project financing, commercial leasing and municipal tax. He also represents clients in transactions such as acquisitions & joint ventures, and advises pension funds & financial institutions. Chaikof, David A. Torys LLP (416) 865-8126 dchaikof@torys.com Mr. Chaikof's practice focuses on M&A and capital markets transactions, with an emphasis on strategic review processes, take-over bids, proxy battles, private-equity investments and cross-border financing deals in the mining sector. Chamberlain, Adam Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (416) 367-6172 achamberlain@blg.com Mr. Chamberlain's practice encompasses environmental, Aboriginal and other regulatory project requirements. He leads BLG's Team North, Aboriginal and Climate Change Practice Groups, and is Toronto Regional Leader of the firm's Forestry Law Group. Charney, Richard J. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (416) 216-1867 richard.charney@nortonrosefulbright.com Mr. Charney is the global head of the firm's employment and labour practice. He practises in these areas, acting for employers and employers' organizations. He appears before arbitrators, labour relations boards and the courts. LEXPERT RANKED LAWYERS "I think people who see [Roxgold's shares- for-services deal to develop its Yaramoko Gold Project in Burkino Faso] may very well be approaching some of their contractors, for something similar, [but] contractors are not in the business of taking equity risks with their [mining] clients." - Melanie Shishler, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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