| Alamos Gold
Alamos Gold is a mid-tier Canadian gold producer with projects in Mexico, the US, Canada and Turkey, and is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Nils Engelstad, vice president and general counsel, oversees the global legal function of, which is comprised of two lawyers and three support staff. Joëlle Lecours-Bouchard, corporate counsel, joined Alamos’ legal team in 2018, bringing with her varied experience including comprehensive knowledge of procurement law and contract management. She works with Engelstad in supporting the legal function across the organisation. She leads corporate transactions, oversees important litigation matters as well as provides strategic advice to varying levels within Alamos including matters relating to human resources, finance, purchasing and IT. Manager Julia Robertson Cowan leads the land and tenure management function to safeguard Alamos’ land holdings and tenure interests. She contributes to and works on key strategic transactions as well as day-to-day operational matters, facilitating successful outcomes through involvement with due diligence and reviews, developing agreements, managing land and tenure related dealings, resolving issues, and working with supporting external stakeholders, governments, and members of management and sites to support their needs. The team is supported by Amber Howell, assistant corporate secretary who focuses on corporate governance and Charlene Byrne, senior legal assistant and law clerk. Alamos employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development. Engelstad explains that ‘we measure the success of legal services that guide transactions, disputes and governance challenges at the complex intersection of business, law, and geopolitics against one overarching goal: We are simplifiers’. In 2017, the legal team facilitated the acquisition of Richmont Mines and its long-life, high-grade island gold mine located in Ontario for a total equity value of approximately US$770m, on a fully diluted in-the-money basis and an enterprise value of US$683m. Additionally, in 2017, Alamos secured amendments to its existing undrawn revolving credit facility including an increase in the size of the facility from US$150m to US$400m on more favourable terms.