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Arman Farahani photo
Arman Farahani photo

Arman Farahani practices capital markets, securities and business law, focusing primarily on transactional, regulatory and general corporate and commercial matters. He is recognized for his deep expertise in public mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings, having advised on over $12 billion of transactions across various industries, including the mining, technology, cannabis, gaming, and oil and gas sectors.

Regularly advising issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange, Arman provides counsel on general corporate and securities matters, including listings, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance matters.

Earlier in his career, Arman was seconded to Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, where he provided legal counsel to various business units, including legal support for the start-up phase of the Fort Hills oil sands project.



Representative Matters

  • Acted for Avcorp Industries Inc. in its $139 million acquisition by Latécoère S.A. by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2022.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in its $277 million acquisition of UEX Corporations by way of a plan of arrangement, August 2022.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$650 million cash tender offer of its outstanding notes, June 2022.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its up to $68 million acquisition of Terrafarma Inc. (parent company of Thrive Cannabis) by way of a three-cornered amalgamation, May 2022.
  • Acted for Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. its $91 million acquisition by Planet 13 Holdings Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, March 2022.
  • Acted for HempFusion Wellness Inc. in its up to US$25 million acquisition of APCNA Holdings, LLC (Apothecanna) and up to US$30 million acquisition of Sagely Enterprises Inc. by way of share exchange transactions, July and August 2021.
  • Acted for HempFusion Wellness Inc. in its US$42 million brokered and non-brokered offerings, US$17 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, January 2021.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$550 million notes offer, its US$539 million cash tender offer of its outstanding notes and its exchange offer of notes, July to November 2020.
  • Acted for Advantage Lithium Corp. in its $69 million acquisition by Orocobre Limited by way of a plan of arrangement, April 2020.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $65 million acquisition of Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, August 2019.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $175 million acquisition of Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. by way of a three-cornered amalgamation, March 2019.
  • Acted for Integrity Gaming Corp. in its $65 million acquisition by PlayAGS Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2019.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. in its $290 million acquisition of ICC Labs Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2018.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.0 billion cash tender offer of outstanding notes, August 2018.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as plan sponsor in respect of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$5.4 billion financial restructuring, November 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as underwriter to Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$500 million debtor-in-possession financing, June 2016.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.25 billion offering of senior unsecured notes and its related US$1.25 billion cash tender offer of outstanding notes, June 2016.
  • Acted for Lake Shore Gold Corp. in the $103 million redemption of its convertible debentures, May 2016.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $1.06 billion acquisition of Lake Shore Gold Corp. by way of a plan of arrangement, April 2016.
  • Acted for Eastern Platinum Limited in the proposed US$185 million sale of substantially all of its assets, September 2015.
  • Acted for Cayden Resources Inc. in its $205 million acquisition by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2014.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed company in its $185 million acquisition of a Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange dual listed company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2014.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.750 billion offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2012.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in its acquisition of prospecting permits in Paraguay’s Coronel Oviedo Uranium District, March 2012.
  • Acted for Primero Mining Corp. in its proposed $1.2 billion merger with Northgate Minerals Corporation, July 2011.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $352 million bought deal public offering by way of a short form prospectus, December 2010.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$750 million offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2010.

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recipient, the D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, Contracts Law, 2007

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2010
Called to the British Columbia bar
2009
JDUniversity of Victoria
2004
B.Comm.University of British Columbia

Insights (7 Posts)View More

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Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Looks to Level the Playing Field

This bulletin focuses on Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce's recommendations aimed at ensuring a level playing field.

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Mar 10, 2021
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Changes to TSX-V Policy 5.2 to Impact Issuers – Undertaking a Change of Business or Reverse Takeover

Changes to TSX-V Policy 5.2 to Impact Issuers - Undertaking a Change of Business or Reverse Takeover

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Feb 1, 2017
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CSA Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols

CSA Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols

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Feb 1, 2017
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CSA Provides Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure Guidance and Best Practices for Reporting Issuers

CSA Provides Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure Guidance and Best Practices for Reporting Issuers

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Jan 6, 2017
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CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

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Oct 6, 2016
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CSA Publishes Results of Annual Continuous Disclosure Reviews

CSA Publishes Results of Annual Continuous Disclosure Reviews

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Aug 31, 2016
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CSA Publishes Final Report on Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Proposes Voting Protocols

CSA Publishes Final Report on Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Proposes Voting Protocols

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Apr 19, 2016

Deals & Cases (13 Posts)

Featured Insight

Avcorp Industries Completes Plan of Arrangement with Latécoère S.A.

On November 7, 2022, Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX:AVP) (“Avcorp”) closed its CAD$139 million acquisition by Latécoère S.A. (“Latécoère”). The acquisition was affected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, pursuant to which Latécoère acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of Avcorp for considerations of $0.11 in cash per share.

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Nov 7, 2022
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Uranium Energy acquires UEX Corporation creating the largest diversified North American focused uranium company

On August 22, 2022, Uranium Energy Corp (NYSEAM: UEC) ("UEC") closed its previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the Canada Business Corporations Act, pursuant to which UEC acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UEX Corporation ("UEX") that it did not already own.

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Aug 22, 2022
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Aurora Cannabis Inc. acquires TerraFarma Inc.

On May 5, 2022, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB) (“Aurora”) acquired TerraFarma Inc., the parent company of Thrive Cannabis (“Thrive”), an Ontario-based vertically integrated cannabis company, by way of a three-cornered amalgamation for $38 million in cash and Aurora shares, plus additional earnouts of up to $10 million for satisfying certain near-term revenue targets and up to $20 million for satisfying certain long-term revenue targets.

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May 5, 2022
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Restructuring of iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc.

McMillan LLP advised iAnthus in connection with its successful restructuring transaction.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Emblem Corp. Completes Qualifying Transaction

Emblem Corp. was represented by a McMillan team led by Desmond Balakrishnan and included Barbara Collins, Arman Farahani, Mark Neighbor and Sasa Pudar (Capital Markets and M&A), Melanie Harmer (Litigation) assisting with court materials, and Michael Reid and Lindsay Dykstra (Business Law) assisting with due diligence.

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Dec 21, 2016
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Teck Resources Limited Completes US$1.25 Billion Note Offering

Teck Resources Limited Completes US$1.25 Billion Note Offering

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Jun 7, 2016
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Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold close business combination

Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold close business combination

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Apr 6, 2016
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Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold announce Business Combination

Tahoe Resources and Lake Shore Gold announce Business Combination

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Feb 8, 2016
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Mission Gold Ltd. completes business combination transaction

Mission Gold Ltd. completes business combination transaction

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Jul 10, 2015

Great Panther completes acquisition of Cangold

Great Panther completes acquisition of Cangold

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May 27, 2015
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Tahoe Resources and Rio Alto Mining complete merger

Tahoe Resources and Rio Alto Mining complete merger

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Apr 25, 2015
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Cayden Resources acquired by Agnico Eagle for C$205 million

Cayden Resources acquired by Agnico Eagle for C$205 million

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Nov 28, 2014
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Primero Mining Corp. Announces a $1.2 Billion Merger Agreement With Northgate Minerals Corp.

Primero Mining Corp. Announces a $1.2 Billion Merger Agreement With Northgate Minerals Corp.

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Jul 14, 2011