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Faculté de droit

University of Witwatersrand

Admission au barreau

Colombie-Britannique, 2003
South Africa, 1997

Cette biographie est disponible en anglais seulement.

Creative solutions, industry knowledge and a business-focused approach.

Roger is a sought after international mining transactional lawyer and is the Co-leader of the Global Metals & Mining Group. Roger's clients benefit from his broad range of experience and deep industry knowledge to manage their complex mining transactions internationally.

Clients trust Roger's strong negotiating skills and holistic approach to successfully guide them through public and private mining M&A transactions, including takeovers, business combinations, spin-outs and strategic investments. Known for his specialist knowledge of joint ventures and metal streaming, Roger regularly acts for mining companies and financiers in relation to sizeable mining projects globally.

« He is more than a lawyer in that he helps address and solve the business issues. He offers real counsel to his clients. Roger sees the big picture, but is also focused on the details. »
Client - Chambers Canada

Some of Roger's recent notable work includes:

  • Mubadala on its US130 million strategic investment in Equinox Gold
  • Glencore on its backstop of the US$265 million rights offering by PolyMet Mining
  • Newcrest Mining on its US$806.5 million agreement to acquire a 70% joint venture interest in the Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia from Imperial Metals
  • Vale in its US$690 million cobalt streaming transaction with Wheaton Precious Metals and Cobalt 27
  • Glencore on establishment of a 50/50 BaseCore royalty and streaming joint venture with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and the transfer to BaseCore of Glencore's $300 million base metals royalty portfolio
  • Newcrest Mining in its US$250 million strategic investment in TSX-listed Lundin Gold to fund the Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador and US$20 million earn-in with Lundin Gold to fund exploration on the project
  • Great Panther Mining on its US$105 million acquisition of ASX-listed Beadell Resources
  • Goldcorp in the sale of its Los Filos Mine in Mexico to Leagold Mining for US$438 million in cash and shares
  • Anglo American on its US$57.3 million earn-in with Lumina Gold's Pegasus gold copper project in Ecuador
  • Glencore on the US$417.86 million spin out of its 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia and 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso to Trevali ;
  • Goldcorp on its acquisition of a 50% interest in the Cerro Casale project from Kinross and Barrick and the formation of a 50/50 regional joint venture with Barrick over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district; and
  • Goldcorp on the formation of the $3.5 billion Corridor joint venture with Teck in relation to their respective El Morro and Relincho projects in Chile, including the concurrent acquisition by Goldcorp of New Gold's 30% interest in the El Morro project for US$90 million and a 4% gold stream on future gold production.