Graeme D. Martindale

Graeme D. Martindale  

Partner

Executive Summary

Graeme Martindale is a partner in our Vancouver office. He practises in the areas of securities and capital markets, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, mining, and corporate law.

Graeme acts for public companies, investment dealers, REITs, investment funds, boards and special committees in connection with:  initial public offerings, public and private equity and debt financings, mergers & acquisitions involving public and private companies, general corporate matters, compliance matters, and corporate governance.  He also assists clients with disclosure obligations regarding National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Representative Work

  • Acted for a real estate investment trust and corporation in connection with a C$58-million public offering of stapled units.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its C$110-million initial public offering and a C$40-million public offering of common shares.
  • Acted for a major Canadian silver-producing mining company in connection with a US$103-million cross-border public offering of common shares, a US$150-million cross-border public offering of common shares, a C$75-million public offering of common shares, and a C$120-million public offering of convertible unsecured senior subordinated debentures.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel on the C$49-million initial public offering of a Saskatchewan potash exploration company.
  • Acted for a seniors’ care real estate investment trust on a C$45-million public offering of trust units, a C$103-million public offering of trust units, a C$75-million public offering of trust units, and a C$40-million public offering of trust units.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in a public refrigerated warehouse company’s C$140-million offering of subscription receipts and convertible notes to finance its acquisition of the cold logistics business of a major international provider of transportation and logistics services.
  • Acted as placement agents’ counsel in a forest products company’s private placement of US$75-million of senior floating-rate notes.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in secondary sale of C$192 million in shares of a forest products company.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its C$575-million merger with an alternative energy power company.
  • Acted for a real estate investment trust in connection with its conversion to a stapled-unit structure.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its acquisition of significant portions of an Icelandic geothermal company.
  • Acted for a major Canadian gold producer in connection with an unsolicited take-over bid of exploration/development stage gold company.
  • Acted for the special committee of an exploration/development stage gold and copper company that was the target of a US$1.4-billion hostile take-over bid by a major gold producer.
  • Acted for a seniors’ care real estate investment trust on a C$200-million acquisition of seniors’ living facilities.
  • Acted for the special committee of a copper exploration company that was the target of a friendly US$137-million take-over bid.
  • Acted for the special committee of Canadian exploration-stage diamond mining company in response to a hostile take-over bid.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Vancouver Corporate Governance Practice) as "Lawyer of the Year".
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 (and since 2014) editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Mining Law, Securities Law).
  • ​Recognized in the 2017 edition of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Capital Markets: Debt, Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch".
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).

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