Fred R. Pletcher is Chair of our National Mining Group and a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets
Group. Based in Vancouver, Fred advises public companies and underwriters in connection with a broad
range of transactions and issues, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate
governance, continuous disclosure and general commercial matters. He is recognized as a leading lawyer
in these areas by the foremost national and international legal ranking publications.
Although Fred acts for clients across a diverse range of industries, he has a particular focus on
mining. In the mining field, Fred acts for Canadian and international mining companies in connection
with: acquisitions and dispositions of mines, development projects and exploration properties; option
agreements; joint venture agreements; project finance; royalty, streaming, off-take and ore sales agreements;
confidentiality agreements; tenure issues; permitting; expropriations; and NI 43-101 reporting obligations.
Fred frequently advises boards of directors and special committees of public companies. He also has
considerable experience in the field of shareholder activism.