Don Collie: Lawyer with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Don Collie

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Mining
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Private Equity
Contact InfoTelephone: 604.643.6472
Fax: 604.605.3797
University University of Calgary, B.A., English, 1986; University of Toronto, M.A., English, 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto Law School, LL.B., 1990
Admitted1992, Ontario; 1993, British Columbia


•Canadian Bar Association, Securities and Business Law Subsections
•Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
•Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
•Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
•British Columbia Securities Commission Securities Law Advisory Committee, 2005-2011


Don Collie is a partner practising in the areas of Securities Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and related corporate and commercial transactions. In addition to acting for junior companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Don also has extensive experience acting for senior companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ National Market. He is recognized in the publication Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 in the area of Securities Law.

Don also has significant expertise and experience in mining law. His experience includes negotiating and drafting mining option and joint venture agreements, confidentiality agreements, royalty agreements, acquisitions and dispositions of mineral properties, claim staking and other mineral property disputes, permitting and environmental assessment matters, mineral title opinions, and advising on compliance with disclosure requirements for mineral projects (particularly with respect to National Instrument 43-101 “Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects”).

In over 20 years of practice, Don has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including:
•Public financings (including IPOs)
•Private placement financings, including flow-through share and special warrant transactions
•Takeover bids
•Drafting and implementing shareholder rights plans (“poison pills”)
•Acting for listed companies with respect to reverse takeovers, capital pool company transactions, property and asset acquisitions and changes of business
•Cross-border acquisitions and financings
•Amalgamations and plans of arrangement
•Advising on compliance with Multilateral Instrument 61-101 in connection with related-party transactions and business combinations
•Advising on stock option and other share compensation arrangements, including amendments to plans and option re-pricings
•Making exemption applications to the securities regulatory authorities
•Acting for vendors and purchasers in private asset and share sales


•Represented Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC in its purchase of the Meikle and Tumbler Ridge wind power projects in northern British Columbia.
•Acted for Gtech International Resources Limited in its Acquisition of Simavita Holdings Limited.
•Acted for Western Forest Products Inc. on a $75 million bought deal secondary offering.
•Acted for Paragon Minerals Corporation on its acquisition by Canadian Zinc Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement.
•Acted for DXP Enterprises, Inc. on its $87 million acquisition of HSE Integrated Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement.
•Acted for Burnstone Ventures Inc. on its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
•Acted for Takara Resources Inc. on its acquisition of Guyana Goldfields Inc.'s 70% interest in the Arakaka Joint Venture Project In Guyana.
•Acted for Far West Mining Ltd. on its $710 million acquisition by Capstone Mining Corp.
•Acted for Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation on its formation of a joint venture with KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. and related agreements with Korea Resources Corporation, in relation to the Ajax Copper-Gold Project near Kamloops, British Columbia.
•Acted for StrataGold Corporation on its acquisition by Victoria Gold Corp. by way of plan of arrangement.
•Acted for MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc. on its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners by way of plan of arrangement.


Best Lawyers in Canada (Securities Law), 2014-2016
•Ranked as a leading lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell


•Adjunct professor, Mining Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law


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The CSA’s Latest Continuous Disclosure Review: Two Key Takeaways for Material Contract and Mining Disclosure
Don Collie,Graham Erion, September 9, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published their annual review of Canadian public companies’ continuous disclosure filings in CSA Staff Notice 51-344 - Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 (the CSA Notice). The CSA...

Major Changes to Capital Raising Exemptions in Canada: Is This Good News or Bad News for Issuers?
Robert N. Black,Sarah Bode,Don Collie, April 16, 2015
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have announced that they are implementing significant changes to the “accredited investor” (AI) and “minimum amount” prospectus exemptions set out in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. On the same...

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Don Collie

2800 - 666 Burrard Street
VancouverBC V6C 2Z7

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