Graham Erion: Lawyer with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Graham Erion

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Capital Markets
  • International Risk Management
  • Corporate
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.369.5287
Fax: 416.777.7419
University University of Victoria, B.A., Honours, with distinction, 2002; York University, Masters of Environmental Studies, 2007
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2007; Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 2011
Admitted2008, Ontario; 2012, New York


•Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, New York Bar Association
•Member, Ontario Bar Association


Graham Erion is an associate in the Toronto office with a practice focused on complex corporate and commercial matters and regulatory compliance.

Graham is experienced in a broad range of Canadian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions including public offerings and private placements in debt and equity markets.

He has specialized knowledge of Canada's anti-corruption laws and international corporate social responsibility initiatives. Additionally, Graham has conducted risk assessments, drafted compliance policies and trained employees for numerous clients in managing their liabilities in foreign operations.

Graham has experience in the mining, infrastructure, renewable energy and climate change sectors. He also regularly assists for-profit and not-for-profit clients on corporate governance, including director's and officer's liability, shareholder relations and conduct of annual meetings.

A regular contributor to legal publications, Graham also authored Practical Law Company's “Establishing a Business in Canada Guide” for 2014 and 2015.


•Acted for Sprott Resource Lending Partnership in a non-revolving secured $140 million credit facility to Altius Minerals Corp. to fund its acquisition of coal and potash royalties from Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd.
•Acted for Appvion, Inc. on its US$60 Million receivables securitization.


Community Involvement

•Executive Member, Columbia Alumni Association, Toronto Chapter
•Legal Advisor, Islands First


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Canada’s Integrity Framework Gets a Makeover: What Public Contractors Need to Know
Brandon Barnes,Graham Erion,Jeffrey D. Horswill, September 9, 2015
On July 3, 2015 Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) released its anticipated revisions to the Integrity Regime, which seeks to ensure it does business with ethical suppliers of goods and services in Canada and abroad. The Government relaxed some of the more controversial provisions...

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...

Canada’s CSR Strategy Gets Serious: Implications for the Extractive Sector
Graham Erion,Matthew A. Kersten, February 27, 2015
On November 14, 2014, the Government of Canada quietly announced important new "enhancements" to the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for Canada’s extractive sector (the CSR Strategy). The CSR Strategy now includes two more CSR “best practice guidelines” and, for...

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Graham Erion

Suite 6000, 100 King Street West
TorontoON M5X 1E2

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