Mr Fred R. Pletcher > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Waterfront Centre
200 Burrard Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V7X 1T2

Work Department

Securities and Capital Markets




Fred Pletcher is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office and the national leader of BLG’s Mining Group. He advises public companies and investment dealers in connection with mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, and general commercial matters. In the mining field, Fred acts for Canadian and international mining companies in acquisitions and dispositions of mines, development projects and exploration properties, joint venture and option agreements, royalty and streaming transactions, expropriations, and NI 43-101 reporting obligations. Fred frequently advises boards of directors and special committees of public companies. He also has considerable experience in the field of shareholder activism. Fred frequently speaks and publishes papers on corporate, securities, and mining issues. He is recognized as a leading Canadian practitioner in these areas in numerous Canadian and international ranking publications.




Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, PDAC, and CIM.


LLM, Columbia University. LLB, University of Toronto. AB, magna cum laude, Harvard University.


Director, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Leading individuals)

Fred PletcherBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP‘s national mining group handles a mix of transactional, regulatory and contentious work, with recent strong showings in M&A and securities matters. Mainly active on behalf of mining companies, including juniors and majors, the team also frequently represents investment dealers and financial institutions as well as industry service providers. Vancouver’s Fred Pletcher chairs the practice and is noted for his experience across all spheres of mining law. Corporate finance partners Graeme Martindale and Andrew Powers also maintain active mining practices from Vancouver and Toronto respectively.