Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Commercial
Mining / Natural Resources
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Rod is a partner of Sangra Moller LLP. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance, mining and commercial law. Mr. Talaifar has acted for both private and publicly listed companies, including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. He has advised clients on various matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, take-over bids, Canadian and cross-border debt and equity offerings, initial public offerings, mining joint ventures, corporate governance, proxy contests, internal investigations and public company disclosure and compliance.
Prior to entering the field of law, Rod co-founded a locally based company, recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in Canada, that provided strategic marketing and financial communications services to public companies in the mineral exploration, mining, and energy sectors.
Rod is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, where he teaches Advanced Corporate Law - Advising Public Companies.
Rod received a B.A in 2001 and an LL.B in 2007, both from the University of British Columbia. He joined the firm as a summer student in 2006 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2008.
Rod was listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada (2018-2020) in the area of securities law and was recognized by the International Law Office’s Client Choice awards (2016) in the area of capital markets. In addition, he was listed as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” in the area of mining by Lexpert in 2018.