Jason Chertin

PartnerMcMillan LLPIn-House Counsel

Jason Chertin is a partner in the Capital Markets Group at McMillan LLP where his focus is securities regulation. Jason practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law and stock exchange regulation, and has a strong track record of successfully structuring and executing a variety of capital markets transactions, including: (i) corporate finance transactions with emphasis on public offerings of securities; (ii) mergers and acquisitions with emphasis on negotiated transactions, plans of arrangement and amalgamations; and (iii) stock exchange listings and related transactions.

Jason Chertin is a partner in the Capital Markets Group at McMillan LLP where his focus is securities regulation. Jason practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law and stock exchange regulation, and has a strong track record of successfully structuring and executing a variety of capital markets transactions, including: (i) corporate finance transactions with emphasis on public offerings of securities; (ii) mergers and acquisitions with emphasis on negotiated transactions, plans of arrangement and amalgamations; and (iii) stock exchange listings and related transactions.

Jason has acted for issuers, underwriters and stakeholders in the investment, natural resource, energy and technology sectors in connection with public and exempt offerings of securities, take-over bids, business combinations, reverse take-overs, qualifying transactions, reorganizations, proxy contests and related party transactions.

A significant part of Jason's practice involves advising investment fund managers and portfolio advisors in connection with public and exempt offerings of securities by open-end mutual funds, closed-end investment funds, commodity pools and pooled funds, and he has additional experience in dealer and advisor registration and compliance matters.

In addition to transactional work, Jason advises clients with respect to general securities regulatory compliance matters, proxy solicitation, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, preparations for annual and special meetings of shareholders, compliance with requirements of NI 81-102, compliance with IRC requirements, prospectus renewals and applications for exemptive relief to securities regulatory authorities.

Education

  • Schulich School of Business, York University, M.B.A.
  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
  • York University, B.A.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate in Mining Law

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Experience

  • Acting for Detour Gold Corporation in connection with a $162 million bought deal public offering by short form prospectus
  • Acting for the underwriters in connection with a $115 million overnight marketed public offering by PMI Gold Corporation
  • Acting for High Rock Canadian High Yield Bond Fund in connection with a $23 million initial public offering
  • Acting for GLG EM Income Fund in connection with an initial public offering
  • Acting for HMY Airways Inc. in connection with an acquisition by Exchange Industrial Income Fund pursuant to a plan of arrangement as part of an income trust conversion
  • Acting for dissident shareholder group in a successful bid to replace the board of directors of Athabasca Potash Inc.

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Legal & Finance Committee, Alternative Investment Management Association Canada (AIMA Canada)
  • Industry Regulation & Tax Committee, Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC)
  • Securities Subcommittee Group, Toronto Opinions Group (TOROG)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)