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Brian Graves Toronto Lawyer

Brian Graves

Partner Fasken
The mining sector is an engine of growth for the world economy and contributes positively to value creation, innovation and the lives of individuals. It is both a privilege and a challenge to advise on projects and transactions in the industry that have positive impacts on so many.
Jurisdiction New York, 1998 | Ontario, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Brian Graves advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial and securities law matters. With a particular focus on cross-border transactions, Brian works mainly in the mining and natural resource industries and, in particular, is considered an authority on metal streaming transactions.

Brian regularly acts as lead counsel on M&A deals for Canadian and foreign clients,  advising on hostile and friendly take-over bids, reverse take-overs, plans of arrangement, asset and share purchases and related party transactions. In the corporate finance area, Brian is frequently involved in public and private securities offerings, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters. In the mining and natural resources space, in addition to metal streaming transactions, Brian also advises on other commercial arrangements such as joint ventures, earn-ins, operating agreements, off-take arrangements, royalties and lending transactions.

Brian has published articles on numerous topics including metal streaming, public company redomicilings, take-over bids and mining disclosure, and has lectured on areas including cross-border M&A, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, dealing with multiple listed companies and directors’ duties. He has taught securities law as a visiting professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and as a lecturer at the University of Windsor law school, and has appeared on the faculty of the Directors College founded by McMaster University.

Brian’s mining expertise has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada,  the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, among others.

  • Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in M&A, IFLR 1000 2019 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2021
  • Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law and Natural Resources Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 to 2021
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in M&A Recognized most recently in the 2021 edition of IFLR 1000
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers Canada Recognized nationwide in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
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  • LLB University of Toronto
  • B Comm, Joint Honours in Economics and Finance McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


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