Dan Bornstein is counsel in the firm’s Business Law group in Toronto. Dan’s legal practice is focused on project development and transactions in the mining and energy industries, aboriginal law and environmental law. Dan has extensive experience advising domestic and international companies on permitting and environmental law, sustainability strategies and agreements with project stakeholders, construction, mergers & acquisitions, offtake and royalty agreements, and joint development arrangements.
Prior to re-joining in McCarthy Tétrault in 2017, Dan held senior roles in the environment and reclamation departments of a major international mining company.
Dan has lectured on aboriginal law, environmental law and construction law topics, and has recently participated on panel presentations to clients on recent aboriginal law cases and the draft Impact Assessment Act.
Dan received his BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in 1999, his MA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in New York in 2001 and his JD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 2004. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2005 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Acted for Newcrest on an option and farm-in Heads of Agreement with Cornerstone for the Caña Brava and Tioloma properties in Ecuador
Acted for Glencore on its earn in agreement with Odin Metals, for Odin to expand its holdings at Sturgeon Lake. As consideration, Glencore was provided with a right to earn a 50% interest in Odin’s properties in the camp, an offtake rights over such properties, and warrants to acquire up to 19.99% of the ordinary shares of Odin on the ASX.
Acted for La Mancha on its US$125.7 million strategic investment to acquire 30% of shares of TSX and NYSE-listed Golden Star Resources which operates the Wassa and Prestea underground mines in Ghana
Advised Skeena Resources Limited in an option agreement with Hochschild Mining Holdings Limited to earn a 60% undivided interest in Skeena’s Snip Gold Project and C$6.76 million equity investment from Hochschild
Assisted in the sale of the James Bay niobium property to Niobay Metals Inc.
Advised Barrick Gold Corp on the construction contracting with Fluor Corporation and Bechtel for Barrick’s Pascua-Lama Project