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Paul Collins is an experienced capital markets and securities lawyer, recognized for his expertise in debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Paul advises public and private companies including mining and exploration enterprises of all sizes and stages of development, energy service providers, and clients in the packaging, manufacturing and communication technologies sectors.

Working with issuers on a wide range of issues, Paul provides assistance on financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate governance, and stock exchange and securities regulatory compliance matters. Boards of directors, special committees and senior management benefit from Paul’s expert guidance on business and securities law matters.

A secondment to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) early in his career provided Paul with valuable insight into the listing and compliance requirements of the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange.



Representative Matters

  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement 144A offering of US$600 million aggregate principal amount 3.05% Notes, completed in June 2020.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited on the private placement offering of US$550 million aggregate principal amount 3.900% senior unsecured notes completed in June 2020
  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount 3.864% Notes, completed in April 2018.
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Scientific Games Corporation  and its subsidiary Bally Gaming and Systems UK Limited on the US$631 million acquisition of TSXV-listed NYX Gaming Group Limited completed in January 2018
  • Acted for Scientific Games Corporation, a leading developer of technology-based products, services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets, on its acquisition of TSXV-listed DEQ Systems Corp., completed in January 2017 by means of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount 3.25% notes, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products catering to gamers across multiple platforms, on the sale of its Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight, space and farm simulation game controller assets, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) in connection with its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. for $178 million by means of a plan of arrangement
  • Acted for numerous issuers on private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its private placement of US$350 million senior unsecured notes
  • Acted for Teck Corporation (TSX) on its merger by plan of arrangement with Cominco Ltd. (TSX)
  • Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Philex Gold Inc. (TSXV) on its acquisition by Philex Mining Corporation
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on the formation of a joint venture on the Clavos mine
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its offer to acquire Garneau Inc. by plan of arrangement
  • Acted for Tecsyn International Inc. (TSX) on the $53 million sale of its Poli-Twine Division
  • Acted for Midnorthern Appliance Inc. on its takeover bid for Home & Rural Appliances
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on its acquisition by plan of arrangement of United Tex-Sol Mines Inc. (TSXV) and Royal Victoria Minerals Ltd. (TSXV)
  • Acted for the underwriting syndicate in Custom Direct Income Fund’s $110 million initial public offering and secondary offering

News


Media Mentions

Augusta decision is no prescription for use of poison pills” by Drew Hasselback, Financial Post, July 30, 2014


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020as a Notable Practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A
  • 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 – Notable Practitioner: Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A
  • 2018 IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide– Notable Practitioner: Capital Markets: Debt; and
    Capital Markets: Equity M&A
  • Received a Distinguished Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Education & Admissions

1986
Called to the Ontario bar
1984
LLBUniversity of Toronto
1981
B.CommUniversity of Toronto

Publications

  • “New Rules for the TSX,” Lang Michener Securities Brief (December 2004)
  • “Update on TSX Corporate Governance Initiatives,” Lang Michener Securities Brief (November 2002)

Insights by Paul Collins (9 Posts)

Featured Insight

Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Recommendations – Proxy System Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions

High-level overview and commentary on the recommendations set out in Section 2.4 of the Capital Markets Modernization Final Report

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Mar 10, 2021
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Raising Capital in Mining? Practical Considerations for Private Placements

Practical considerations for private placements when raising capital in mining

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Nov 2, 2020
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Amending the Canada Business Corporations Act– Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent

Amendments will amend requirements regarding the election of directors, make mandatory certain diversity disclosure and impact shareholder communications for federally-regulated public companies

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May 9, 2018
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Key Corporate Governance and Disclosure Developments in 2017

Key Corporate Governance and Disclosure Developments in 2017

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Dec 4, 2017
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Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time’s A Charm

Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm

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Mar 24, 2017
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No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors’ Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.

No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors' Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.

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Jan 6, 2017
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Early Warning Enhancements

Early Warning Enhancements

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Mar 4, 2016
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For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime

For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime

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Mar 3, 2016
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Augusta decision—the British Columbia Securities Commission holds that the Right of a Shareholder to Tender to a Bid Remains Paramount

Augusta decision—the British Columbia Securities Commission holds that the Right of a Shareholder to Tender to a Bid Remains Paramount

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Jul 7, 2014