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Arman Farahani practises capital markets, securities and business law, focusing primarily on transactional, regulatory and general corporate and commercial matters. He has particular experience in public mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings, having advised on over $10 billion of transactions across various industries, including the mining, cannabis, gaming, and oil and gas sectors.

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

Arman was seconded to Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, as corporate counsel from July 2017 to July 2018. In this role, he provided counsel to various business units, including legal support for the start-up phase of the Fort Hills oil sands project.



Representative Matters

  • Acting for HempFusion Wellness Inc. as co-lead counsel in its proposed initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited as lead counsel 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. as lead counsel in its $69 million acquisition by Orocobre Limited by way of a plan of arrangement, April 2020.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. as lead counsel 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. as lead counsel in its $65 million acquisition by PlayAGS Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2019.
  • Acted for Aurora Cannabis Inc. as lead counsel in its $290 million acquisition of ICC Labs Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2018.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited as co-lead counsel in its US$1.0 billion cash tender offer of its outstanding notes, August 2018.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited as co-lead counsel in its $23.2 million acquisition of AQM Copper Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, January 2017.
  • Acted for Emblem Corp., a licensed medical marijuana producer, in its qualifying transaction by way of a three-cornered amalgamation and related $21.6 million brokered and non-brokered subscription receipts offering and $2 million short form offering document financing, December 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as plan sponsor in respect of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$5.5 billion financial restructuring, reputed to be, on a worldwide basis, among the five largest oil and gas restructurings ever and the largest 2016 CCAA proceeding in Canada, 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 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 private used oil re-refining service provider in its proposed US$175 million acquisition of an environmental services company, its related private placement financing and concurrent going public qualifying transaction by way of a CBCA plan of arrangement, July 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 an Australian Securities Exchange listed company in its acquisition of a TSX Venture Exchange listed company by way of a plan of arrangement and concurrent listing on the TSX Venture Exchange, January 2014.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange listed telecommunications company in its $23 million going private transaction by way of a plan of arrangement, October 2013.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in establishing its US$20 million secured credit facility, July 2013.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed mid-tier gold mining company in its proposed $700 million merger with another dual listed gold mining company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2013.
  • 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 $351.9 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.

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 by Arman G. Farahani (7 Posts)

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

Mar 10, 2021

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

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

Feb 1, 2017

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

CSA Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols

Feb 1, 2017

CSA Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols

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

Jan 6, 2017

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

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

Oct 6, 2016

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

CSA Publishes Results of Annual Continuous Disclosure Reviews

Aug 31, 2016

CSA Publishes Results of Annual Continuous Disclosure Reviews

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

Apr 19, 2016

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