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As a leading Canadian law firm with experience in all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax, we have advised on significant matters for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

We have included a sample of our recent experience below. 

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Representative Matters
Allied Properties REIT Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Mar 11, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $230 million public equity offering of units.
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Firesteel Resources Acquires Remaining Interest of Nordic Mines Marknad AB Thomas A. Fenton, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Aaron T. Collins, Peter K. Czegledy and Carol J. Burns Feb 05, 2019 Firesteel Resources Inc., a mining company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of prospective precious and base metal properties in Canada and around the world, exercised its Minority Buy-Out Right to acquire the remaining 40% interest of Nordic Mines Marknad AB.
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Muslim Green Cemetery Successful in Application John J. Longo and Patrick Copeland Jan 09, 2019 Muslim Green Cemeteries Corporation, represented by litigation lawyers John Longo and Patrick Copeland, has been successful in a number of applications (and resulting appeals) involving Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corporation.
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Guelph Hydro and Alectra Complete Amalgamation Ron W. Clark, Margaret T. Nelligan, Lisa E. Moreau, Corrine Kennedy, Stephen Crawford, Barbara Worndl, Barbra H. Miller, Jill P. Fraser, Alyssa Gebert and Sarah Newman Jan 01, 2019 On January 1, 2019, following extensive community engagement and approval by Guelph City Council and the Ontario Energy Board, the City of Guelph, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., transferred 100% percent of the equity in the capital of Guelph Hydro Electric Sy...
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Management Buyout Completed of Launchlife International Inc. Stanley W. L. Freedman, Andrew Biderman, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Gobind Ahuja Dec 13, 2018 The management buyout of Launchlife International Inc., a North American private career college operator and franchisor, was recently completed.
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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Successful at Board of Review Hearing David S. Reiter Nov 20, 2018 The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, the Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation, has issued a final prohibitory order that will prevent the delivery of the publication Your Ward News, or any substantially similar material developed by its authors, through Canada Post’s unaddressed bulk mail.
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Nordic Gold Finalizes Supplemental US$7 Million in Funding Thomas A. Fenton, Sean Mason and Melanie Cole Nov 19, 2018 Nordic Gold Corp., a junior mining company with a near production gold mine in Finland, finalized all documents in relation to PFL Raahe Holdings LP, providing US$7 million in additional funding to enable Nordic to reach production at the Laiva Gold Mine.
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MediPharm Labs Corp. Completes Qualifying Transaction and Commences Trading on the TSXV Melanie Cole and Amy Marcen-Gaudaur Oct 10, 2018 On October 1, 2018, MediPharm Labs Corp. completed its business combination with MediPharm Labs Inc., which resulted in a reverse take-over of the Company by the shareholders of the Target and constituted the “Qualifying Transaction” of the Company as such term is defined in the policies of the T...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $155 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith and Barbara Worndl Oct 02, 2018 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $155 million public equity offering of units.
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Medipharm Labs Inc. Completes $22.3 Million Private Placement Melanie Cole, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Barbara Worndl and Damian Lu Aug 01, 2018 On June 29, 2018, MediPharm Labs Inc. completed a private placement of 2,070,571 units at a price of $10.778 per Unit for aggregate proceeds of approximately $22,316,600 in connection with its proposed business combination with POCML4 Inc.
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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes $40.25 Million Bought Deal Offering and Acquisition of Alga Microwave Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Sean Mason, Aaron Baer, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Aaron T. Collins, Kyle B. Plunkett, Alyssa Gebert, Francesco Gucciardo and Stacey Blydorp Jul 18, 2018 Baylin Technologies Inc., a diversified leading global wireless technology management company, recently completed a $40.25 million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and 6.5% extendible convertible unsecured debentures and the related acquisition of Alga Microwave Inc.
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Spark Power Corp. Completes Acquisition of Bullfrog Power Tony Gioia, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Graham Topa, Barbara Worndl, Jeffrey K. Merk, Paige Backman, Michael F. Horvat, Carolyn Elliott and Lynn Tay Jul 09, 2018 On July 1, 2018, Spark Power Corp., a leading independent electrical power services and solutions company, completed the acquisition of Bullfrog Power. Bullfrog Power is Canada’s leading green energy provider, offering renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce th...
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Natural Medco Ltd. Completes $20.8 Million Private Placement and Eve & Co Incorporated Completes Qualifying Transaction and Initial TSXV Listing Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler and Francesco Gucciardo Jul 06, 2018 On June 15, 2018, Natural MedCo Ltd. completed a brokered private placement of 25,340,000 subscription receipts at a price of $0.25 per subscription receipt and a non-brokered private placement of 17,852,600 common shares at a price of $0.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $10.8 mil...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $299 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith and Carol J. Burns Jul 06, 2018 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $299 million public equity offering of units.
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Calligo Limited Completes Acquisition of Mico Systems Inc. Veronica L. Clayton, Barbara Worndl, Fiona Brown, Stephen Zolf, Jesse Rosensweet and Joel M. Rose Jun 18, 2018 Aird & Berlis represented Calligo Limited, a leading global data optimization specialist, headqua... Aird & Berlis represented Calligo Limited, a leading global data optimization specialist, headquartered in Jersey in the Channel Islands, backed by Investcorp Bank B.S.C., a private equity fund out of London, in the acquisition of Mico Systems Inc., an Oakville, Ontario-based provider of cloud so...
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APRIL Group Completes Acquisition of Benecaid Donald L. West and Reena Kotecha Jun 15, 2018 ​Aird & Berlis represented management and the target in a transaction involving the sale of a majority interest in Benecaid Health Benefit Solutions Inc.
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A&B Acts in Formation of Skyline Mortgage Investment Trust and Financing of up to $13 Million Margaret T. Nelligan, Anne E. Miatello, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Barbara Worndl, Neil Bass and Carol J. Burns May 22, 2018 Aird & Berlis acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation of Skyline Mortgage Investment Trust) and the private placement offering of units for gross proceeds of up to $13 million.
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Durham Region Reaches $6.2 Million Settlement Timothy J. Hill and Courtney Raphael Apr 25, 2018 The Region of Durham, represented by Aird & Berlis litigation lawyers Tim Hill and Courtney Raphael, successfully reached a settlement with the City of Oshawa regarding a 12-year legal battle arising from the amalgamation of Durham Region Transit services in 2006. As a result of the settlement, t...
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Creso Pharma Completes Proposed Acquisition of Mernova Joel M. Rose, Jesse Rosensweet and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Creso Pharma Limited (ASX: CPH) expanded into the Canadian market with the acquisition of Mernova Medicinal Inc. Mernova is a Nova Scotia-based privately-held company that has applied for a medical cannabis cultivation licence under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulati...
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Graycliff Partners Acquires North American Logistics Group Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Jeremy D. Burke, Dennis M. O'Leary, Michael F. Horvat and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Graycliff Partners, an independent investment firm with a focus on mid-market private equity opportunities, completed the acquisition of North American Logistics Group LLC, a transportation and warehousing entity with a presence in Western Canada and Ontario.
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Baird Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Litecorr Global Inc. Joel M. Rose, Jesse Rosensweet, Stephen Zolf, Dennis M. O'Leary, Michael F. Horvat, Fiona Brown and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Baird Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, acquired Litecorr Global Inc., a leading edge developer/manufacturer of LED lighting products for use in a variety of applications across a range of industries.
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Township of King Successful in Enforcement of Bylaw Compliance John J. Longo and Patrick Copeland Mar 03, 2018 The landowner wished to create a large berm on its property adjacent to Highway 400. The Township of King took the position that this was regulated by its fill control bylaw, while the landowner argued that this was “landscaping” and therefore exempt from regulation under that bylaw.
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Microsoft Reaches Settlement as Part of Nortel Networks Global Settlement Peter K. Czegledy and Harry M. Fogul Feb 22, 2018 Microsoft Corporation reached a significant settlement with Nortel Networks Corporation after insolvency proceedings, which took over nine years. The Nortel proceedings, which involved the largest insolvency in Canadian history, included a joint trial held before the Ontario Court of Appeal and D...
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Aird & Berlis Advises on Capital Raising and Cannabis-Related Operations Francesco Gucciardo and Jeffrey K. Merk Feb 15, 2018 Aird & Berlis acted for a Canadian entity, its Colombian subsidiary and the Colombian principals ... Aird & Berlis acted for a Canadian entity, its Colombian subsidiary and the Colombian principals of that entity in connection with its initial capital raising and cannabis-related operational activities.
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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. Completes $15.3 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Barbara Worndl Jan 18, 2018 Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. , a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, recently completed a $15.3 million bought deal public offering of units.
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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes Acquisition of Radio Frequency and Microwave Divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Sean Mason, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Matthew V. Liberatore, Aaron T. Collins, Kyle B. Plunkett, R. Grant Cansfield, Fiona Brown and Sean Green Jan 18, 2018 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading global wireless technology company with over 39 years of experience in designing, producing and supplying innovative antennas, recently completed an acquisition of assets from the radio frequency and microwave divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. and certain of...
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Blockchain Power Trust Closes $43 Million Brokered Private Placement and Acquisition of 45MW Wind Power Project Richard M. Kimel, Liam Tracey-Raymont and Sean Green Jan 11, 2018 On January 8, 2018, Blockchain Power completed a brokered private placement of 90,047,832 units at a price of $0.48 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately $43 million (the “Offering”). Each unit issued pursuant to the Offering consisted of one trust unit of the Trust and one-half of one tru...
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Firesteel Resources Closes JV Agreement with Nordic Mines AB and Concurrently Closes US$20.6 Million Financing to Restart Gold Mine in Finland Thomas A. Fenton, Sean Mason, Melanie Cole, Peter K. Czegledy and Aaron T. Collins Dec 11, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented Firesteel with a team comprised of Tom Fenton, Sean Mason, Melanie Cole, Peter Czegledy and Aaron Collins.
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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes $19.8 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Francesco Gucciardo Nov 30, 2017 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading global wireless technology company with over 39 years of experience in designing, producing and supplying innovative antennas, completed a $19.8 million bought deal public offering of common shares.
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ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $23 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Barbara Worndl and Tyler Brent Nov 29, 2017 ICC International Cannabis Corporation, a licensed producer and seller of recreational cannabis, medicinal cannabinoid extracts and industrial hemp products in Uruguay, recently completed a $23 million public equity offering of units.
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Aird & Berlis Advises Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies David S. Reiter Nov 22, 2017 Aird & Berlis has been acting as part of the Legal Action Committee of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), representing the FSWC at the Canada Post Review Board hearing, and facts related to that.
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A&B Advises Canadian FinTech Company Tony Gioia, Jeffrey K. Merk and Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Nov 20, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented a large Canadian FinTech company in connection with the replacement and increase of its existing credit facility with a New York-based private equity fund. Aird & Berlis’ team included Tony Gioia, Jeffrey Merk and Aaron Bains.
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Acquisition of a Privately-Held Lumber Company Aaron T. Collins, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Tyler Brent Nov 20, 2017 Aird & Berlis acted as Ontario counsel in connection with the acquisition of a privately-held regional lumber company.
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Trevali Mining Corporation Completes $417 Million Acquisition of Glencore’s Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines Thomas A. Fenton, Peter K. Czegledy, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Barbara Worndl, Aaron T. Collins, Stephen Zolf, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Sean Green Sep 08, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore PLC and certain of its subsidiaries, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burk...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $300 Million Public Equity Offering Barbara Worndl, Michael D. Smith, Tyler Brent, Melanie Cole, Anne E. Miatello, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan Aug 17, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $300 million public equity offering of units. On August 17, 2017, Allied completed an offering ...
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Riverside Lobster International Inc. Completes Divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jeremy D. Burke and Sarah Newman Aug 08, 2017 Riverside Lobster International Inc. recently completed its divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation, a private equity firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Riverside is a prominent seafood processor and wholesale distributor located in Meteghan Center, Nova Scotia, that supplies lobster ...
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A&B Advises Medicinal Marijuana Company on Funding Jun 13, 2017 Advising a medical marijuana company on various corporate work, including creating the shareholde... Advising a medical marijuana company on various corporate work, including creating the shareholders’ agreement, funding agreements, build-out agreement and merger agreement for sale of company
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A&B Advises Medical Marijuana Compliance Company Jun 13, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised a company that assists medical marijuana companies to comply with regulator... Aird & Berlis advised a company that assists medical marijuana companies to comply with regulatory requirements on various employment and intellectual property matters.
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$100 Million Purchase and Servicing Agreement with Chartered Bank Jill P. Fraser May 31, 2017 As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and... As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and other priority agreements.
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$155 Million Syndicated Credit Facility for Specialty Food Distributor Jill P. Fraser and Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett May 31, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jac... Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jacqueline Goslett.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $200 Million Offering Barbara Worndl, Michael D. Smith, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Melanie Cole, Anne E. Miatello, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan May 26, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $200 million public offering of 3.636% series C senior unsecured debentures. On April 21, 201...
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Cheticamp Fisheries Completes Sale to Quebec-Based Private Equity Firm Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jesse Rosensweet, Lorenzo Lisi, Fiona Brown and Ken Clark May 26, 2017 Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition... Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition by Champlain Financial Corporation, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Cheticamp Fisheries is a prominent seafood processor located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, supplying premium snow crab and...
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A&B Advises on Criminal Code Implications for Foreign Subsidiary Conducting Recreational Cannabis Operations May 26, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised on the legality of a Canadian company controlling a foreign subsidiary cond... Aird & Berlis advised on the legality of a Canadian company controlling a foreign subsidiary conducting recreational cannabis operations in a foreign jurisdiction and implications under the Canadian Criminal Code.
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Leading Canadian Financial Institution Provides Financing to Alberta Condo Developer Sanjeev Mitra Apr 28, 2017 In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regardi... In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regarding enforcement.
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Acquisition of Private Label Credit Card Portfolio Jill P. Fraser and Kyle B. Plunkett Apr 28, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett. Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett.
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Mediclean Successful in Tax Court of Canada Louise R. Summerhill and Meghan A. Cowan Apr 17, 2017 Mediclean Inc. was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Mediclean Inc. had appealed decisions dated March 21, 2016 under the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act that had held that an individual contractor was engaged in pensionable and insurable em...
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Trevali Mining Corporation Signs Agreement to Purchase Glencore's Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines and Completes $265 Million Bought-Deal Financing Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, Aaron T. Collins, Barbara Worndl, Melanie Cole, Sherri M. Altshuler, Peter K. Czegledy and Thomas A. Fenton Apr 10, 2017 On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into defin... On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into definitive agreements with Glencore PLC (“Glencore”) and certain of its subsidiaries to acquire a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore (the “Acquisition”), including an 80% intere...
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A&B Advises on Financing of Cannabis Production Facility Apr 05, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised on the financing of a medical marijuana production facility. Aird & Berlis advised on the financing of a medical marijuana production facility.
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