Barbara Collins 

Barbara Collins

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7490
e: barbara.collins@mcmillan.ca

overview

Barbara Collins is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office. She is a member of the Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Groups. Her practice consists mainly of securities law in public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The emphasis of Barbara's practice is on advising senior and junior public and private companies on securities, corporate and commercial matters with specific expertise in the areas of mining, high-tech, bio-tech and forestry. Her corporate and securities experience includes local and national prospectus offerings, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings, private placements, bought deals, initial public offerings, normal course issuer bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement, mergers and acquisitions, capital pool companies and corporate reorganizations. She also provides recommendations to companies with respect to regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure requirements, and corporate governance.

Representative Matters

Barbara has been involved in the following representative transactions:

  • Acted for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. in its completion of $115 million initial public offering of units and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $200 million bought deal convertible note offering by way of short form prospectus
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $60 million bought deal prospectus offering of units
  • Acted for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. in its completion of $25 million special warrant financing
  • Acted on behalf of Canaccord Genity Corp., as agent, in the initial public offering of Sunniva Inc. by way of special warrant financing 
  • Acted for Columbus Gold Corp. in its completion of bought deal offering of Columbus common shares for a gross proceeds of $5 million.
  • Acted for Northern Dynasty Minerals in its completion of a concurrent registered US offering and Canadian offering of Units (with prospectus), for total proceeds of $17.1 million.
  • Acted for Auryn Resources Inc. in its completion of a bought deal transaction consisting of mix of flow-through and non-flow-through shares, for a total proceeds of $15 million.
  • Acted for Rathdowney Resources Ltd. in its public offering of common shares on the TSX-V, and a non-brokered private placement with aggregate proceeds of over $34 million.
  • Acted for Taseko Mines Limited in its public offering of senior notes for an aggregate principal amount of US$200,000,000.

Presentations

Amendments to the TSX Company Manual
Canadian Bar Association Mentorship Program
Introduction to Securities Law
Legal Opinions in Securities Transactions

Publications

IIROC Announces Priorities for Up Coming Year
IIROC Issues Final Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence
CSA Finalizes Changes to Regulatory Framework for Registrants
IIROC Issues Proposed Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence
The CSA Proposes Amendments to National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts
ISS Proposes Amendments to its Proxy Voting Guidelines
CSA proposes to Amend National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight
Break Fees and Take Over Bid Defensive Tactics – The BCSC Aurizon Decision
CSA Provides Update on Review of Proxy Voting Infrastructure
British Columbia Securities Commission "Pre-Filing Review of Mining Technical Disclosure" Policy Announcement
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations
New Ontario Securities Commission Rule 13-502 – Fees
Due Diligence Issues: The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada)
National Instrument 44-101
Uniformity and Deregulation: British Columbia Securities Commission Update

News

Lexpert profiles McMillan lawyer and transactions in ROB special report

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 1998
  • University of British Columbia, B.Comm. (Finance) - 1995

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2000

Practices

capital markets
mergers and acquisitions
corporate finance
corporate governance
stock exchange listings
takeover bids
IPOs and alternative IPOs
private equity

Industries

mining
life sciences
biotechnology
cannabis practice group
energy

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Past President, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

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Barbara Collins is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office. She is a member of the Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Groups. Her practice consists mainly of securities law in public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The emphasis of Barbara's practice is on advising senior and junior public and private companies on securities, corporate and commercial matters with specific expertise in the areas of mining, high-tech, bio-tech and forestry. Her corporate and securities experience includes local and national prospectus offerings, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings, private placements, bought deals, initial public offerings, normal course issuer bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement, mergers and acquisitions, capital pool companies and corporate reorganizations. She also provides recommendations to companies with respect to regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure requirements, and corporate governance.

Barbara has been involved in the following representative transactions:

  • Acted for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. in its completion of $115 million initial public offering of units and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $200 million bought deal convertible note offering by way of short form prospectus
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $60 million bought deal prospectus offering of units
  • Acted for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. in its completion of $25 million special warrant financing
  • Acted on behalf of Canaccord Genity Corp., as agent, in the initial public offering of Sunniva Inc. by way of special warrant financing 
  • Acted for Columbus Gold Corp. in its completion of bought deal offering of Columbus common shares for a gross proceeds of $5 million.
  • Acted for Northern Dynasty Minerals in its completion of a concurrent registered US offering and Canadian offering of Units (with prospectus), for total proceeds of $17.1 million.
  • Acted for Auryn Resources Inc. in its completion of a bought deal transaction consisting of mix of flow-through and non-flow-through shares, for a total proceeds of $15 million.
  • Acted for Rathdowney Resources Ltd. in its public offering of common shares on the TSX-V, and a non-brokered private placement with aggregate proceeds of over $34 million.
  • Acted for Taseko Mines Limited in its public offering of senior notes for an aggregate principal amount of US$200,000,000.
June 2016
Integrating Syrian Refugees: The role of the Settlement Mentor
BarTalk, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
April 2015
IIROC Announces Priorities for Up Coming Year
Securities Bulletin
Fall 2008
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations
Securities Brief Fall 2008
May 2003
New Ontario Securities Commission Rule 13-502 – Fees
Legal Hot Note
November 2002
Due Diligence Issues: The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada)
May 2001
National Instrument 44-101
Short-Form Prospectus Distributions, Securities Law Group Seminars
March 2001
Uniformity and Deregulation: British Columbia Securities Commission Update
Securities Law Group Seminars
April 2005
Amendments to the TSX Company Manual
Solicitors Group Seminars
2004
Canadian Bar Association Mentorship Program
2004 and 2005
May 2003
Introduction to Securities Law
Vancouver Community College Paralegal Certificate Program, May 2003 and April 2004
January 2003
Legal Opinions in Securities Transactions
Securities Law Group Seminars