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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Shea Small, Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Co-Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Global Metals & Mining (GMM) Group, has an international practice based in Toronto, Canada and London, UK focusing on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, private equity, capital markets and special situations. Shea is also a member of McCarthy Tétrault’s Senior Leadership Team in his role as Co-Leader, International & Business Strategy.

Shea has significant industry expertise, particularly in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, and deep industry connections in the global metals and mining sector.

Shea is repeatedly recognized by Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and others for his significant experience in M&A, joint ventures, natural resources and international transactions.



Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Leading individuals)

Shea SmallMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault‘s broad domestic and international service offering makes it an attractive choice for market-leading mining companies involved in large-scale cross-border transactions, corporate and commercial matters. The global metals and mining group has an unparalleled track record in M&A deals, projects and operational issues in key jurisdictions across the globe, including Africa and Latin America. Vancouver-based Roger Taplin, who primarily focuses on financing and M&A transactions, including streaming deals, joint ventures and takeovers, receives plaudits for his international mining law expertise. Splitting his time between Toronto and London, Shea Small also fields a broad transactional practice, with a particular emphasis on multijurisdictional M&A. Eva Bellissimo, whose experience covers the entire spectrum of mining work, sits in the Toronto office.

Canada > International expertise

(Leading individuals)

Shea SmallMcCarthy Tétrault

With offices in New York and London, McCarthy Tétrault‘s international network is well positioned to act for a number of its key corporate clients. The firm offers a truly global scope with its international practice, with particular emphases on West Africa, focusing on the mining and energy sectors, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East. Shea Small, based out of London and Toronto, co-heads the international practice alongside Middle Eastern specialist Karl Tabbakh. Robert Brant serves as the managing partner for the London office, while Matthew Cumming serves as managing partner in New York, with both providing M&A expertise. Other key names include London-based projects group head Christopher Langdon and Joyce Lee, who has experience connecting Canadian and Chinese clients.

Canada > Corporate and M&A

A ‘leading corporate and M&A group in Canada’, McCarthy Tétrault is well versed in a wide range of complex, high-value corporate transactions. Operating from its multiple national offices, the team not only has a strong grip on the domestic market but also offers an impressive international presence thanks to its New York and London offices. The team acted for Brookfield Infrastructure in its C$13.5bn takeover bid for Inter Pipeline, as well as advising Endeavor Mining on its $2.44bn combination with Teranga Gold. Shea Small and Jonathan See jointly lead the team out of Toronto, with Small also spending time in the London office and offering expertise in global mining work. Cameron Belsher also co-heads the team, splitting time between Toronto and Vancouver. David Woollcombe offers experience in private equity in addition to corporate support, and Clemens Mayr offers key support out of Montreal. Shevaun McGrath and Patrick Boucher are also names to note.