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Sean MasonMBA

Partner Admitted to the Alberta Bar: 2007

Having practised corporate law at major international law firms based in Canada and London, England, Sean brings extensive experience and perspective to clients engaged in financing transactions, securities matters and transformational M&A. He is adept at advising domestic and international clients, and has specialized expertise in the mining and oil and gas sectors, as well as with private equity fund formation and developing assets in emerging and high risk jurisdictions. Whether advising on complex transactions or general corporate matters, Sean is committed to delivering exceptional results and service.

Sean is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Mines & Minerals Groups. With a focus on securities, M&A and corporate financing matters, Sean has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients, including major corporations, governments, banks, investment funds and hedge funds. He has significant expertise in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, plan of arrangements, joint ventures, reorganizations, prospectus and rights offerings, National Instrument 43-101 disclosure and compliance, corporate governance, as well as anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption matters.

Representative Matters

Advised GE Capital in connection with its disposition of GE Capital Interbanca S.p.A., its Italian banking division, to Banca IFIS S.p.A. for total consideration of €2.3 billion.

Advised Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., owner of the New York Stock Exchange amongst others, on its possible public offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc.

Advised Standard Chartered Bank on its £3.4 billion rights issue as part of a broader restructuring plan.

Advised UK Green Investment Bank plc. in connection with its sale and privatization by the U.K. government.

Advised Ivanplats Limited (now Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.) in connection with its $493 million dollar initial public offering by way of a long form prospectus and related pre-closing reorganization.

Advised Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in connection with the issuance of transferable rights to acquire common shares: (i) raising approximately US$1.2 billion; and (ii) resulting in the issuance of approximately 85 million common shares.

Advised a real estate private equity firm in connection with the creation of a large number of investment funds, including the subscription process, underlying documents and offering memorandum disclosure.

Advised Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. in connection with its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding securities of Terrane Metals Corp. by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement for consideration of approximately $700 million.

Worked with First Nations and the Federal Government to create legislation permitting a First Nations bond issue in a manner analogous to the Municipal Finance Authority, believed to be a North American first.

Advised on the separation of EnCana Corporation, valued at approximately $50 billion, into two independent listed companies.

Advised a U.S.-based Private Equity Fund in connection with the sale of its real estate interests and related refinancing at a major North American ski resort, valued at US$26 million.

Advised an agricultural commodities handler on the structuring of a joint venture arrangement with the port authority in connection with the construction and operation of a grain handling/loading facility.

Advised a public company on a cross-border (Asia) reorganization, debt consolidation and repatriation of capital through appropriate tax jurisdictions to allow for a number of divestiture transactions.

Education

  • MBA (with distinction), Cornell University, 2015   
  • Admitted to the British Columbia Bar, 2010
  • JD/LLB, University of Manitoba, 2006