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James Clare


Corporate Commercial and Securities Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6245

James Clare has a corporate commercial and securities law practice, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, focused on assisting clients in the mining and oil and gas sectors. His transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border public and private corporate finance transactions representing issuers and underwriters as well as merger and acquisitions transactions. He also advises public issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues.

In 2002, James was seconded to the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.

James is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

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  • Counsel to PT Technologies Inc. in connection with its $12.5 million cross-border public offering of common shares and warrants pursuant to a prospectus supplement to its US$50 million shelf prospectus and U.S. SEC registration statement through a syndicate of agents led by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC 
  • Counsel to BMO Capital Markets, as sole underwriter, in connection with the bought deal public offering of 33,915,000 common shares of Mandalay Resources Corporation for aggregate gross proceeds of $39,002,250, 2016 Read more
  • Counsel to Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. as lead agent in connection with Red Pine Exploration Inc.'s offering of flow-through shares and units for gross proceeds of approximately $2.158 million, 2016

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Repeatedly recommended, Mining
  • 2016, Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide - Corporate

    Recognized as a leading corporate finance & securities lawyer
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Global Mining Lawyers

    Recognized as a leading mining lawyer in Canada

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