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Suite 2200, HSBC Building
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3E8
Canada

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Expertise

Year of Call

British Columbia, 1987

Education

LL.B., University of Toronto, 1986

B.Comm., University of Calgary, 1983

Gordon R. Chambers

“Able to see the big picture.”
Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

Gordon Chambers* advises on all aspects of securities law, including: public and private offerings of securities, mergers and acquisitions (including takeover bids and going private transactions) and continuous disclosure and other ongoing regulatory requirements applicable to public companies. He also advises special committees of boards of directors.

Gordon acts for a wide range of clients in diverse industries. He has a particular focus on corporate finance for mining companies and has extensive experience advising dual-listed issuers. Gordon has acted for a number of mining issuers, forestry companies, financial institutions and industrial issuers. He has served as the independent chair for contested shareholder meetings and has been a director of three public companies.


Publications/In The News

  • Quoted, “Oil is the New Mining,” Lexpert magazine (May 2015)
  • Quoted, “Exploiting Canada’s Resources,” Lexpert magazine (March 2012)
  • Quoted, “Enter the Proxy Solicitors,” Lexpert magazine (October 2011)
  • Quoted, “Shareholders Make Their Presence Known in Takeover Battles,” National Post - Financial Post (September 22, 2011)
  • Author, “Mining and Exploration Financing Deals Help Sustain Economy in Vancouver,” Business in Vancouver (September 20, 2011)
  • Co-Author, “Proxy Fights Are Heating Up. Be Prepared,” Investment Executive (June 2011)  
  • Quoted, “The Shareholders Are Restless,” National Post – Legal Post (November 10, 2010)
  • “Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects” (June 11, 2010)
  • “International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Transition Disclosure Update” (February 25, 2010)
  • “NorskeCanada Acquisition of Pacifica: A Commentary,” Federated Press – Corporate Governance (2001)
  • “Trends in Financing the Software Industry: Addressing the Issues of Public Offering, Strategic Alliance, Outsourcing and Venture Capital”  (October 19, 1994)

Speaking Engagements/Conferences

  • "Designing and Electing an Effective Board,” Corporate Governance 2015, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (November 25, 2015)
  • Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act”, CPA BC Mining Sector Forum (October 9, 2015)
  • Pipestone Securities Law Conference, Co-Chair (October 2015)
  • “Advising a Public Company with Operations in Challenging Jurisdictions,” Advanced Securities 2015, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (April 30, 2015)
  • “Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements,”" Mergers & Acquisitions 2014, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (June 19, 2014)
  • Video: “Hostile M&A in Canada - An Update on the First Five Months of 2014” (June 2014)
  • “Shareholder Activism Toolkit: Advanced Securities Law 2014,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (May 22, 2014)
  • “Shareholder Activism Toolkit: Effective Strategies for Boards, Management and In-House Counsel,” (May 6, 2014)
  • “Anti-Corruption and Foreign Practices,” Corporate Governance 2013, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (November 20, 2013)
  • Pipestone Securities Law Conference, Co-Chair (October 2013)
  • “Hostile Bids, Shareholder Rights Plans, and Defensive Tactics,” Mergers & Acquisitions 2013, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (June 20, 2013)
  • “Latest Developments in Shareholder Meetings & Proxy Contests,” Advanced Securities Law 2013, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (April 12, 2013)
  • “Regulation of Defensive Tactics and Where They May Go Next in Canada: What Should the Future Hold for Shareholder Rights Plans in Canada?” inSIGHT 10th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Conference, Debate Participant (December 11, 2012)
  • “Taking Advantage of Opportunities and Avoiding Pitfalls in International Markets,” Global Mining Finance & Law Conference, Canadian Institute, Vancouver, BC (May 29, 2012)
  • Pipestone Securities Law Conference, Co-Chair (November 2011)
  • “Proxy Contests: Dealing With Shareholders Who Want to Make Changes to the Board,” Advanced Securities 2011, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (February 18, 2011)
  • “Issuing and Trading Securities on the Internet – What Dealers Need To Know,” Insight Conference (October 2009)
  • Pipestone Securities Law Conference, Co-Chair (September 2009)
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Advanced Securities Law 2009, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Conference (February 27, 2009)
  • Pipestone Securities Law Conference, Co-Chair (October 2007)
  • “Hostile M&A – Practical Considerations,” Advanced Securities Law 2007, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (February 27, 2007)
  • “The Why, When and How of Successful Special Board Committees,” Institute of Corporate Directors, BC Chapter (September 2006)
  •  KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute Roundtable, Audit Committee Institute, Panel Member (Summer 2006)
  • “M&A Survey,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (March 2006)
  • “Corporate Finance Update,” Pipestone Securities Law Conference (October 2005)
  • “CSA Update,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (May 2005)
  • KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute Roundtable, Audit Committee Institute, Panel Member (Winter 2005) 
  • “Corporate Finance: Issues and Developments,” Pipestone Securities Law Conference (October 2003)
  • “Lessons Learned from the Pacifica Papers Case,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (March 2002)
  • “NorskeCanada Acquisition of Pacifica Papers,” Pipestone Securities Law Conference (October 2001)
  • “Outline of U.S. Securities Laws,” Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Securities Law – 2001 Update (March 2001)
  • “Complying with the New Rules for Corporate Disclosure,” Reporting Restructuring and Takeover Activities, Insight Conference (January 1999)

client commentary

  • “He’s an exceptionally responsive and commercially oriented lawyer.” Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “He has worked in many jurisdictions, and is able to see the big picture.” Chambers Global (Mining)

 *denotes Law Corporation

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Corporate and M&A; Energy – Mining)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished™ rating
  • Chambers Canada (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)
  • Chambers Global (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada); Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms (Latin America-wide))
  • Chambers Australia: Energy & Natural Resources (Australia: Experts Based Abroad) 
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial; Corporate Finance & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance)
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities Law) 
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada: Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Mining Law – Vancouver)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2010–2015 (Mining)
  • IFLR 1000 (Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Energy & Infrastructure)
ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (Member)
  • Toronto Stock Exchange Listings Advisory Committee (Member)
  • Gordon has served on the Securities Legal Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Securities Commission and on the former Vancouver Stock Exchange, Securities Advisory Committee

 

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