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John Sabine


Mining, Corporate Reorganization, Securities, Financing and M&A Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6237

John Sabine offers clients over 40 years of legal expertise in mining, corporate reorganization, securities, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents clients in a number of industries including transportation, hospitality and broadcasting. With transaction experience in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia, John is widely recognized for advising clients on complex international projects.

In addition to advising public companies and investment banks, John has served on the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies in a variety of businesses. Until the takeover in 2012, he was a director and Chairman of the Board of Anvil Mining Limited. He is currently non-executive chair of North American Nickel Inc. and a director of Seabridge Gold Inc. and Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

John returns to Bennett Jones where he was previously the managing partner of the Toronto office.

Select Experience

  • Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Romarco Minerals Inc. in connection with its acquisition by OceanaGold Corporation pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $856 million on a fully-diluted in the money basis. 
  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. in connection with its business combination to acquire Virginia Mines Inc. for approximately $461 million.
  • Counsel to WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, Inc. merger with NIBE Industries AB of Sweden in a transaction valued at C$378 million.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    John Sabine, recommended, Energy - Mining
  • 2017, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

    John Sabine, recognized as a leading mining lawyer
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    John Sabine, ranked Senior Statesmen, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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