Stephen P. Robertson

Stephen P. Robertson  


Executive Summary

Stephen Robertson is a partner in both our Securities and Capital Markets Group and Investment Management Group in our Vancouver office. Stephen is focusing his practice on advising clients in a variety of sectors with respect to securities and investment management industry matters, including investment fund managers, dealers and portfolio advisors.  His particular focuses include merger and acquisition transactions, corporate finance transactions and the formation of public and private Canadian investment funds, as well as with respect to day-to-day operations and management of those funds.  Stephen has also advised clients with respect to the offering of securities to Canadian clients, whether publicly via a prospectus or publicly via an exemption under securities laws.

Stephen has a variety of additional expertise in the investment management industry field, including advising with respect to matters respecting registration under Canadian securities laws, exemptive relief applications, and developing policies and procedure manuals for compliance and regulatory matters.

Representative Work

  • Acted for Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its US $52 million private placement offering.
  • Acted for Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust in its $45-million short-form prospectus offering.
  • Acted for Finning International Inc. in its $200 million shelf prospectus offering of medium term notes.
  • Acted for the underwriter in the initial public offering of Orefinders Resources Inc.
  • Acted for Central 1 Credit Union in its $150 million offering of floating rate notes.
  • Acted for a number of issuers and underwriters in various brokered and non-brokered private placements ranging from $2 million to $50 million.
  • Acted for Eldorado Gold Corp. in its $2.5-billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for K+S Aktiengesellschaft in its $430-million acquisition of Potash One Corp. by way of take-over bid.
  • Acted for Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund in its secondary offering of $16 million in units.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Securities Law).
  • Recognized in the 2018, 2017 and 2016 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Investment Funds and Asset Management).
  • Recognized in the 2015-2016 edition of the Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining.