Corporate & Commercial

We advise with respect to all aspects of corporate & commercial matters, including commercial contracts, leasing, compliance issues and corporate, tax and financial reorganizations.  We act as registered and records offices for, and counsel to, many public and private companies and other business entities.

Select major corporate & commercial transactions include acting  as counsel for:

  • Mercer International Inc. in connection with its DM 580 million kraft pulp conversion project.
     
  • Fortress Paper Ltd. in connection with a $153 million transaction involving a loan from Investissement Québec, an inter-company credit facility, a convertible debenture issuance and related financings to purchase and convert the Thurso mill.
     
  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation in connection with the approval of the $800 million acquisition by New World Gaming Partners Ltd. of Gateway Casinos income Fund.
     
  • Mass Financial Corp. in connection with its redemption and repurchase of $127.9 million of preferred shares.
     
  • A private multinational biotechnology company in connection with an international reorganization of its corporate structure.
     
  • A private limited partnership in connection with its reorganization and restructuring of its saw milling operations.
     
  • Tree Island Wire Income Fund in connection with a $100 million restructuring including trade credit indebtedness, the amendment of senior lender credit facilities, the issue of up to $20 million of subordinated indentures by private placement and a rights offering.