Mr Brian E Abraham QC > Dentons > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

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.

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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

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Mining

(Leading individuals)

Brian Abraham QCDentons

The team at Dentons focuses on cross-border mining mandates involving assets in jurisdictions throughout Africa and Latin America. Experienced in the full range of regulatory, transactional and contentious work, the department’s client list is made up of investors and mining companies, as well as industry service providers. Of recent note, the arrival in January 2019 of Kevin RooneyOra Wexler and Alex Farcas from Baker McKenzie to the firm’s securities and M&A group has significantly bolstered the practice’s transactional capabilities. Edmonton-based Leanne Krawchuk co-chairs the firm’s global mining practice. Brian Abraham QC in Vancouver is also recommended.