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Brian E Abraham QC

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Environment and Natural Resources; Securities and Corporate Finance; Energy; and Mining




Brian Abraham is the Canadian chair of the Dentons mining practice group. His practice involves all phases of mining from exploration, development and production through to reclamation. He provides advice on all forms of title reviews, options, leases, purchase and joint-venture agreements during the early phases of mineral exploration and permitting. He also advises on socioeconomic, engineering, consulting, construction, operator, equity and debt financing, smelter, processing agreements, and reclamation agreements.

Within his practice area, Brian acts domestically and internationally for junior, mid-sized and major explorers, developers and producers as well as engineering, mining and geological consultants, individuals, prospectors, organizations, syndicates and financiers (debt and equity) in private and public financing. He has also participated in background studies for mineral legislation in British Columbia and other Canadian jurisdictions and has advised foreign governments regarding the preparation and implementation of mining legislation. Brian advises clients and prepares opinions on complex legal mineral titles issues in B.C. as well as litigation involving title matters, right-to-mine, valuation, expropriation matters and aboriginal issues.

He has acted for clients involved in transactions in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Brian has also acted for clients in energy-related projects in Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America with particular emphasis on coalbed methane projects. As part of the Dentons Mining Group, he also addresses taxation, regulatory, employment, transportation, construction, securities and corporate matters in relation to mining.

Read Brian's full biography here.





University of British Columbia, 1970, LLB
University of British Columbia, 1967, B.Sc. Geology
P.Geo, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., 1993

Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: mining

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Brian E Abraham QC - Dentons

Within: Energy and natural resources: mining

Dentons’ ‘very experienced’ mining team can handle ‘the simplest or most complex jobs with ease’. In Vancouver, group co-chair Brian E Abraham QC is acclaimed as ‘the dean of mining law in Canada’; he acted with Gary Sollis to advise Battle Mountain Gold on its acquisition by Gold Standard Ventures. Edmonton-based Leanne Krawchuk jointly chairs the practice and, with Vancouver’s Michael Axford, advised Conuma Coal Resources on several recent issues, including ERP Steel Works’ sale of a 52% stake in Conuma to AMCI Euro-Holdings.

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