Catherine is a senior securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer with international experience. Within this practice area, Catherine has experience in hostile takeovers and shareholder meetings, both as Chair of the meeting and as counsel to the Chair.
She acts for junior and senior listed companies and has experience in North America, the U.K., Europe and South Korea.
Catherine is a former member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee for the British Columbia Securities Commission and was a senior staff member at the Ontario Securities Commission from 1990-1994.
•Advising Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. on its cross-border US$375 million fixed rate second lien term loan.
•Advising EACOM Timber Corporation on a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility in the principal amount of CA$70 million and a senior secured term loan facility in the principal amount of USD$40 million.
•Advising the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Taseko Mines Limited in connection with its acquisition of Curis Resources Ltd., a mineral exploration and development company whose primary asset is the Florence Copper Project in Arizona.
•Advising Uranium Participation Corporation (TSX:U) in its bought deal equity offering of 10,522,500 common shares of the Company at a price of CA$5.47 per common share, which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters, for gross proceeds of CA$57.6 million.
•Advising EACOM Timber Corporation in relation to its CA$180 million acquisition by Kelso & Company and in its previous CA$127 million acquisition of, and acquisition financing for, the forest products business of Domtar Corporation located in Eastern Canada.
•Counsel to a mining company on a proposed joint venture, 2012.
•Private placement of CA$45 million secured debentures and warrants by a forest products company, 2012.
•Counsel to a labour fund company on a merger and unsolicited bid by a fund, 2010.
•Organization of and acquisition by a corporation of forest products business, 2010.
•Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished BV Peer Review Rating
In the Media
•Featured in, Starting the conversation about disclosure, Article by Jessica Kirby, Mining & Exploration, May 2014
•Featured in, Mining transparency, Article by Christine Sopora, National, February 2014
•“ Mandatory Reporting for Extractive Sectors Under Canadian Law ”, Canadian Mining Magazine, October 2014
•Presenter, What's So Special About Special Committees?, FMC Mining Seminar, Vancouver, January 22, 2013
•Presenter, Ethical Obligations of Corporate Counsel, FMC's CPD Bootcamp, Vancouver, November 22, 2012
•Presenter, Financing, Mining, Oil & Gas Industry of Argentina Conference - Corporate Governance Standards in Canada, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2008