Warren B. Learmonth  

Partner

Executive Summary 

Warren Learmonth is a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Vancouver office. Warren practises in the areas of securities and corporate law, acting as counsel to companies, investment bankers and board special committees in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring transactions. 

Warren’s clients are involved in a wide variety of industry sectors, including biotechnology, e-business, financial services, forestry and mining. Warren also advises public corporations and their boards of directors, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, corporate governance, directors’ duties and responsibilities, and transaction structuring.  As well, Warren has extensive experience advising both private and public companies on the adoption of securities-based executive compensation plans.

Representative Work

  • Acted as counsel to ID Biomedical Corporation in its $1.7-billion acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Acted as counsel to Finning International Inc. in connection with a series of public and private debt offerings raising an aggregate of $650 million.
  • Acted as counsel to Central 1 Credit Union in connection with private debt offerings raising a total of $475 million.
  • Acted as counsel to the special committee of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Mainframe by Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
  • Acted as counsel to Finning International Inc. in connection with the $465-million acquisition by Finning of a significant distribution and support business from Caterpillar Inc.
  • Acted as counsel to Finning International Inc. in connection with its $145-million acquisition of Collicutt Energy Inc.
  • Acted as counsel to PureEdge Solutions Inc. in connection with its acquisition by IBM Canada.
  • Acted as counsel to Eldorado Gold Corp. in connection with its $2.5-billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited.
  • Acted as counsel to Pan American Silver Corp. in connection with its $625- million acquisition of Aquiline Resources Inc.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized as the 2014 Vancouver Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law, Securities Law).
  • Recognized in the 2015-2016 Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012 and 2011 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Private Equity) and the 2016, 2015, 2012 and 2011 editions (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance and Securities).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.1 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.