Chris G. Baldwin - Lawson Lundell LLP

Chris G. Baldwin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Chris advises on acquisitions and dispositions of mines and mining companies, project development and mine operations throughout Canada and the world. He has assisted in the structuring and negotiation of hundreds of transactions, including farm-ins and joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and mergers and royalty sales. He has extensive experience with all legal aspects of the development, construction and financing of mines (including diamonds, coal and uranium), royalties, marketing contracts, ore sales contracts, impact benefit agreements with Aboriginals and environmental and regulatory matters. Chris has experience with tendering for mineral concessions and negotiating mining contracts with sovereign governments. His practice also includes acting as an expert witness in mining-related litigation.

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Experience — In 2010, represented the buyer of a gold project in Mexico and the sellers of a nickel project in Indonesia, a gold and silver mine in Mexico and a gold mine in Chile and joint ventures and/or project development in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru and Serbia and provided three expert witness opinions for litigation purposes
  • Represented a Consortium of Korean companies on a strategic investment in a copper mine in Mexico
  • Represented the seller of a portfolio of royalties on mineral properties in Spain, Tasmania, Australia, the United States and Canada
  • Represented the seller of a royalty on a Mexican silver mine
  • Represented the seller of royalties on oil and gas and mining properties to a corporation to provide the basis for the largest IPO in the mining sector in Canada in 2007 and the largest mining-sector IPO in North American history
  • Represented a U.S. corporation in a successful takeover of a Canadian public gold mining company
  • Continued representation of the operator of a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories in the Canadian Arctic
  • Continued representation of a company developing a gold mine in Nunavut in the Eastern Arctic
  • Continued representation of a company developing two copper mines in the Yukon
  • Represented a Canadian company in the negotiation of private royalties on a mine in Colombia
  • Represented the seller of a silver mine under development in Peru
    University of AlbertaBA 1973University of TorontoJ.D. 1976
    Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Mining Law Advisory BoardBC and Yukon Chamber of Mines

    Office Location

    Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
    925 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mining Law of the Vancouver Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law of the Vancouver Metro Area
    Chris G. Baldwin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Chris G. Baldwin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

    Practice Areas

    Mining Law
    Natural Resources Law

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