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Sander Grieve

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Partner, Head of Mining


Sander Grieve practises public market finance and mergers and acquisitions. While Sander acts for clients in a number of industries, he focuses on global mining exploration, development and extraction. In the finance field, he acts on behalf of issuers, underwriters and agents with respect to domestic and international securities issues. His M&A activities include engagements for a variety of vendors and purchasers, in the context of the full range of friendly and hostile mandates. His corporate retainers include advice on matters of corporate governance issues and crisis response and management. Sander is an active contributor in national, provincial and local politics, providing policy and communications advice to political leaders. He employs this knowledge in advising clients in relation to their interface with matters of public policy and government entities.


Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons) | University of Detroit Mercy, JD, 1996, including term of study of international law in London, England | University of Windsor, LLB, 1996


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

‘Excellent in all areas’, Bennett Jones LLP distinguishes itself through its ‘outstanding service’ and ‘great depth’, as well as its prominence in energy and natural resources-related offerings. In a recent example, Osisko Gold Royalties turned to the firm for assistance with its C$274.9m private placement of shares — Toronto-based group co-lead Linda Misetich Dann and Toronto-based mining head Sander Grieve led the work. In Calgary, John Piasta (‘very knowledgeable and solutions-oriented’) acted with Mark Powell to advise Parkland Fuel on its C$662m private placement of shares and its C$500m private placement of high-yield notes. Calgary-based department co-lead Brent Kraus is an ‘excellent lawyer’ and advised Schlumberger Canada Finance on its $1.1bn notes issuance.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

‘Top in the Alberta market, period’, Bennett Jones LLP distinguishes itself through its ‘exceptional bench strength’ and ‘unparalleled knowledge of the energy industry’. In addition, to its ‘first-rate Calgary office’, the department also has an increasingly prominent Toronto platform and robust teams in Edmonton and Vancouver. In Calgary, Patrick Maguire (‘excellent at both the big-picture analysis and the detail’) and John Piasta (‘a top-notch transactional attorney’) advised Cenovus on its C$17.7bn acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips’, including a 50% interest in FCCL Partnership. Calgary-based M&A co-head Brent Kraus is an ‘excellent lawyer and manager’ and acted for Schlumberger on its joint venture with Weatherford International. In Toronto, M&A co-lead Linda Misetich Dann and mining head Sander Grieve advised Osisko Gold Royalties on its acquisition of a C$1.1bn portfolio of assets from Orion Mine Finance Group. Private equity head John Mercury, vice chairman Perry Spitznagel and seasoned specialist David Spencer are also recommended in Calgary. Abbas Ali Khan is an ‘impressive younger partner’ in Toronto.

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Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: mining

Within: Leading individuals

Sander Grieve - Bennett Jones LLP

Within: Energy and natural resources: mining

Bennett Jones LLP’s comprehensive mining practice covers all the bases, with robust expertise in exploration and development, operational matters, streaming transactions, corporation finance deals, regulatory issues and litigation. Group head Sander Grieve is ‘up there with the best in this sector’ and, together with Linda Misetich Dann, advised Osisko Gold Royalties on its C$1.1bn acquisition of a precious metals portfolio from Orion Mine Finance Group. Michael Melanson is a ‘very knowledgeable securities lawyer’ and assisted McEwen Mining with its acquisition of Lexam VG Gold. Abbas Ali Khan is a ‘rising star’. All named lawyers are based in Toronto.

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