​​​​​​​​​​MINING, AGGREGATES & ENERGY



Andrew is a trusted Manitoba mining lawyer and a trusted Ontario mining lawyer. He can advise you on every aspect of the natural resource business including: 


  • Confidentiality, exclusivity, rights of entry, letters of intent
  • Structuring royalty provisions
  • Drafting option agreements, farm-ins, earn-ins and leases
  • JV and shareholder agreements
  • Pooling and unitization
  • Streaming and off-take agreements
  • Engineering, construction, operating, milling, smelter, refining and sale agreements
  • Transportation agreements
  • Resolving resource tenure & land use issues
  • ​Pits and Quarries
  • First Nations agreements
  • Share and asset purchases
  • Transfers of resource interests
  • Debt and equity financing, including flow-through share transactions
  • Personnel, supplier and aviation agreements for resource camps
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Secured transactions in connection with resource assets
  • Resource title, securities compliance and other opinion work
  • ​Environmental assessments, site plans, permitting, closure and reclamation


Andrew's practice stands alone for both Manitoba and NW Ontario because, in this region:


  • he is the only lawyer working for intermediate producers and large private equity interests, as well as junior exploration
  • he is the only member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, North America's leading mining law organization based in Denver, Co.
  • he is the only lawyer with a Certificate in Mining Law (Osgoode Hall PD) or an LL.M. in Environmental Law (VLS) 
  • he is an active member of the natural resource sections of the Canadian and American Bar Associations, and belongs to the Manitoba and Ontario Prospectors Associations.                         

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