Robert Mason

Partner; Head of Mining, CanadaNorton Rose Fulbright Canada LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Corporate and Private M&A

Robert Mason represents issuers, investors and underwriting syndicates on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reverse take-overs, initial public offerings, equity and debt financings, private equity investments and alternative finance arrangements. Robert is a leading lawyer in the area of mine streaming and royalty transactions and is also developing a global eSports practice.

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Robert Mason represents issuers, investors and underwriting syndicates on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reverse take-overs, initial public offerings, equity and debt financings, private equity investments and alternative finance arrangements. Robert is a leading lawyer in the area of mine streaming and royalty transactions and is also developing a global eSports practice. Robert frequently advises board of directors and special committees with respect to going private and other significant transactions.

He has broad international experience, frequently advising on transactions with global connections to countries such as Australia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa and Mexico.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1997
  • Carleton University, B.Comm. (Hons.), 1994

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1999

Experience

Clients Mr. Mason has acted for include:

  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc. in connection with the going private transaction of Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (May 2017)
  • Marathon Gold in respect of a series of prospectus equity offering totalling $25 million (May 2017)
  • LSC Lithium Inc. in connection with its reverse take-over of Oakham Capital Corp. and concurrent TSX-V exchange listing (February 2017)
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with the IPO spin-out of Brio Gold Inc. by Yamana Gold Inc. (December 2016)
  • PolyMet Mining Corp. in its $35 million private placement equity offering (November 2016)
  • A syndicate of agents led by Macquarie Capital Markets Inc. in connection with an equity offering by Probe Metals Inc. (July 2016)
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with an equity offering by AuRico Metals Inc. (July 2016)
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in connection with a $50 million prospectus equity offering by Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (June 2016)
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with $15 million prospectus equity offering by Wesdome Gold Mines Inc. (May 2016)
  • Royal Nickel Corporation in connection with its prospectus equity offering (May 2016)

Awards & Honours

  • 2018 Lexpert ranked lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2017: Mining Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013-2016: recommended in Mining
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2015: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Lexpert Rising Stars, 2011: Leading Lawyers under 40

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association