Michael N. Melanson: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Michael N. Melanson

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Toronto,  ON  Canada

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  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.777.6552
Fax: 416.863.1716
University McMaster University, B.Comm., 1976; University of Toronto, M.B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, LL.B., 1979
Admitted1981, Ontario

Michael Melanson is co-head of the corporate commercial department. He specializes in corporate and securities law, practising extensively in the capital markets area, with an emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, takeover bids and mergers and acquisitions. He acts for clients in a wide range of industries, particularly in the mining industry. One area of focus of Michael's practice is representing clients in China, Hong Kong and other international markets.

Michael's recent recognitions include:

Chambers Global: The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015 - Leading lawyer in Mining Law
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015 - Leading lawyer in Mining Law, Securities Law and Natural Resources Law
Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2015 - Leading lawyer in the area of Mining
ILO Client Choice Awards, 2015 - Leading lawyer in Canada for Capital Markets
Who's Who Legal: Mining, 2015 - Leading lawyer in Mining Law

Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

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•Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with a bought deal short form prospectus offering in Canada and private placement in the United States of 56,465,000 common shares by Yamana Gold Inc. for gross proceeds of $299,264,500, 2015
•Counsel to Duluth Metals Limited in connection with the acquisition by Antofagasta plc of all of the outstanding common shares of Duluth Metals Limited by way of a plan of arrangement for a total transaction value of approximately $104.6 million, 2014
•Counsel to Carpathian Gold Inc. on its bought deal private placement of approximately CDN$19.4 million of common shares to a syndicate of underwriters consisting of Cormark Securities Inc. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. that closed in two tranches on August 29, 2013 and September 5, 2013

Recent Recognitions
2015, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
Michael N. Melanson, ranked, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Michael Melanson has an impressive transactional practice and is frequently seen representing underwriters and working on private placements. One source said: He has years of experience and a lot of common sense.
2015, ILO Client Choice Awards
Michael N. Melanson, recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada for capital markets
2015, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Michael N. Melanson, recognized as a leading mining lawyer

Recent Publications
•Miners Beware: Regulators Read Your Investor Presentations
•Degree of Detail in Board Minutes: Too Much or Too Little?
•The Role of Management of a Potential M&A Target - Keeping the Board Involved

News & Events
•Structuring and Deal Strategy for Investments in Canadian Natural Resources
•Bennett Jones Receives Top Honours in Four Practice Areas by Chambers Global Rankings
•Recent Lateral Moves to Bennett Jones in Cover Story of Canadian Lawyer


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Miners Beware: Regulators Read Your Investor Presentations
Abbas Ali Khan,Sander A.J.R. Grieve,Michael N. Melanson,Ali J. Naushahi, May 13, 2015
On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 43-309 - Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers (the Staff Notice), which summarizes the findings of a review of 130 investor presentations (the Reviewed Presentations) posted on websites...

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Michael N. Melanson

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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