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Gary
M. Litwack

Counsel

Toronto

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. +1 416-601-7591

2651

Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Ottawa

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1990

Gary Litwack’s practice focuses on public and private equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation, with special emphasis on transactions (financings, M&A and industry focused commercial arrangements) involving mining, financial services and registrant companies. He also advises independent committees of boards of directors regarding “related party” and significant material transactions and circumstances, and dealers and advisors on investment funds and registration compliance.

Major clients Gary has represented include Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Rio Tinto and Glencore (and its predecessors), as well as numerous underwriters and financial advisers in the industry.

Recent Engagements

  • Counsel to the underwriting syndicate for Nexa Resources’ US$570 million IPO;
  • Counsel to Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation on its TSX Venture Exchange going public transaction and its various pre-public financings;
  • Counsel to Kraft Canada on the US$60 billion merger of Kraft and Heinz;
  • Counsel to the underwriting syndicate for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s $193 million public equity offering;
  • Counsel to Companhia Vale do Rio Doce on a C$162 million plan of arrangement under which it acquired a 50% interest in the assets of TEAL Exploration & Mining Incorporated and formed a 50:50 joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals Limited;
  • Counsel to Rio Tinto plc in its transactions with Ivanhoe Mines Limited related to purchase and subsequent resale arrangements on a large portfolio of long lead time heavy mining equipment supply contracts;
  • Counsel to Shear Minerals Ltd. in its acquisition of the Jericho Mine in Nunavut and the related equity financing and its diamond marketing and sales arrangements and loan facility with Taché;
  • Counsel to Chesswood Income Fund for its conversion into a dividend paying corporation by way of plan of arrangement, and counsel to Chesswood Group Limited on its various financings and M&A transactions; and
  • Counsel to Xstrata Copper for its acquisition (with Goldcorp) of an option to acquire the Agua Rica project in Argentina and related assets.

Gary is also co-head of the editorial board for the firm’s industry law blog “Mining Prospects” and an adjunct professor of Advanced Securities Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Gary received his LLB from the University of Ottawa in 1988 and his LLM (International Business Transactions) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1990.