Don Collie: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Don Collie

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Corporate
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Mining
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.



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

Other Activities

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


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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...

CSA Proposes Dramatic Changes to Take-Over Bid Rules in Canada: A Good Day for Target Companies
Robert N. Black,Sarah Bode,Don Collie, September 19, 2014
A significant proposal regarding the take-over bid regime in Canada was released on September 11, 2014 by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec had previously released competing proposals in March 2013 on how...

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Don Collie

666 Burrard Street
VancouverBC V6C 2Z7

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