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Nathan Gates

Associate Called to the Ontario Bar: 2019
Called to the Nova Scotia Bar: 2018

Nathan brings a diligent approach to his financial services practice. He prides himself on developing a strong rapport with his clients and is committed to delivering the best possible solutions. Nathan’s hard-working and organized nature make him a trusted and reliable resource.

As a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group, Nathan’s practice focuses primarily on commercial lending, insolvency and restructuring matters. He has experience with asset based leasing arrangements, insolvency and restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), as well as receivership proceedings. Nathan acts for borrowers in a wide variety of industries and for both private and institutional lenders in bilateral, syndicated and mezzanine financings. He has also worked on the private financing side of corporate transactions, advising clients on matters such as share and asset acquisitions, corporate restructurings and business reorganizations.

Awards & Recognition

  • Dean’s List, Dalhousie University
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Seaboard Liquid Carriers
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship, Dalhousie University

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Representative Matters

Represented Feronia Inc. (TSXV: FRN), an agribusiness operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in connection with the completion of a third party sale and restructuring transaction, resulting in the sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets, including its direct and indirect equity interests in its operating subsidiary, Plantations et Huileries du Congo.

Acted for Alexandria Minerals Corporation, a junior gold exploration and development company with a flagship property located in Val d’Or, Quebec, in connection with its entering into of a definitive arrangement agreement with Chantrell Ventures Corp. (“Chantrell”), its receipt of a “Superior Offer” from Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and its ultimate acquisition by O3 Mining Inc., the entity resulting from the completion of the acquisition of certain non-core assets of Osisko Mining Inc. by Chantrell.

Represented Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) in connection with the completion of a non-brokered private placement of flow-through units and non-flow-through units for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6.1 million.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “The Importance of Debating in the Undergraduate Degree,” Dalhousie University, 2015 & 2016.

Presenter, “Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s Early Experiences with NATO: A New Policy,” University of New Brunswick Department of History Paper Presenter Series, 2013.


  • JD, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 2017
  • BA, Dalhousie University, 2013