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Barbara Collins is an experienced lawyer practising corporate finance and securities law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and public and private financings.

Advising senior and junior companies on securities law as well as corporate and commercial matters, Barbara has significant industry knowledge in the mining, technology (high-tech and bio-tech), and forestry sectors. Her corporate and securities work 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, M&A, capital pool companies and corporate reorganizations.

Barbara also advises companies on regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure requirements and corporate governance.



Representative Matters

  • 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.

Speaking Engagements

Amendments to the TSX Company Manual - Solicitors Group Seminars

April 2005

Canadian Bar Association Mentorship Program

2004 and 2005

Legal Opinions in Securities Transactions - Securities Law Group Seminars

January 2003

Teaching Engagements

Introduction to Securities Law – Vancouver Community College, Paralegal Certificate Program – May 2003 and April 2004

Directorships & Affiliations

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

Education & Admissions

2000
Called to the British Columbia bar
1998
LLBUniversity of British Columbia
1995
B.Comm., FinanceUniversity of British Columbia

Publications

  • Integrating Syrian Refugees: The role of the Settlement Mentor,” BarTalk, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (June 2016)
  • “New Ontario Securities Commission Rule 13-502 – Fees,” Legal Hot Note (May 2003)
  • “Due Diligence Issues: The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada),” (November 2002)
  • “National Instrument 44-101,” Short-Form Prospectus Distributions, Securities Law Group Seminars (May 2001)
  • “Uniformity and Deregulation: British Columbia Securities Commission Update,” Securities Law Group Seminars (March 2001)