Michael N. Melanson: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Michael N. Melanson

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Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • 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 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, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Michael N. Melanson, recognized as a leading mining lawyer

2015, Best Lawyers in Canada
Michael N. Melanson, recognized as one of Canada's leading mining lawyers

2014, Who's Who Legal: Canada
Michael N. Melanson, recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of mining

Recent Publications
•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
•Canadian Capital Markets

News & Events
•Recent Lateral Moves to Bennett Jones in Cover Story of Canadian Lawyer
•The Asia-Canada Resource Conference 2012
•Bridging China-Canada Mining Conference 2012


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Michael N. Melanson

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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