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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

BOX 50, 1 FIRST CANADIAN PLACE, 100 KING ST W, SUITE 6200, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5X 1B8, CANADA
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Work +1 416 362 2111
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Fax +1 416 862 6666
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www.osler.com
Calgary, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

James R. Brown

Tel:
Work 416.862.6647
Email:
Web:
www.osler.com/en/team/james-r-brown
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Work Department

Partner, Corporate

Position

James is a Partner in Osler’s Corporate Group and Co-Chair of the Mining Group. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and general corporate matters. He has experience acting for underwriters and issuers in public offerings, including shelf, short form, and "bought deal" financings, global private placements, as well as transactions involving inter-listed companies. James also routinely provides ongoing advice to public and private corporations in a wide variety of industries on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance, and continuous disclosure obligations, and he provides on-going securities law compliance advice to TSX and TSXV listed issuers, including regarding mineral project disclosure under National Instrument 43-101. James is a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee, which provides guidance to the provincial securities commissions on technical mining matters.

James was a summer student with the firm and completed his articles in 2007-2008, during which time he was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission in the Corporate Finance branch. He returned to Osler as an associate in 2008. During 2011, James was on secondment to the Toronto office of Goldman Sachs as an associate in the Natural Resources group focused on Metals & Mining.

In 2018, James was named a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, an award, which recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 at the top of their profession,

Career

Bar Admission: Ontario, 2008

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of Ontario; Canadian Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association; Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business, Joint LL.B./M.B.A.; University of Waterloo, B.A. (Hons.).


Canada

Capital markets

Within: Next generation lawyers

James R. Brown - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Within: Capital markets

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, highlighted as a ‘go-to firm for its commercial mindset and industry knowledge’, is equally skilled in debt and equity deals and regularly ranks among the top two firms in Canada in terms of total deal value in both market segments. Corporate finance and securities co-chair Desmond Lee is ‘operating at the top of his game’ and advised the underwriters on Jamieson Wellness’ IPO and upsized secondary offering. Lee also partnered with James R. Brown to advise the underwriters on Roots’ C$200m IPO. Among its issuer-side mandates, department co-chair Michael Innes advised Hydro One on its C$1.5bn offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures represented by instalment receipts. Structured finance specialists Peter Milligan and Richard (Rick) Fullerton are also key names. All named lawyers are based in Toronto.

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Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: mining

Within: Energy and natural resources: mining

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP leverages its market-leading corporate practice to shine in corporate finance matters but it also leans on the firm’s environmental law and dispute resolution teams to provide regulatory support to its mining clients. Highlights included Toronto-based James R. Brown advising Pacific Road Capital Management on the C$21m sale of the Reno Creek Project to Uranium Energy Corporation. Vancouver’s Alan Hutchison jointly leads the department alongside Brown.

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