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Frank Mariage Associé/Partner Montréal

Frank Mariage

Partner Fasken
In any mining project, it is important to seize every opportunity to develop and establish a relationship of trust and cooperation with the local communities affected.
Jurisdiction Québec, 2001
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Frank Mariage practises in the areas of securities, corporate law and mining law. Over the course of his career, he has developed legal expertise on mining issues.

Frank represents mining companies and guides them during the discovery, sale, and processing of mineral deposits, in Canada and elsewhere. He specializes in the legal issues and challenges faced by mining companies. 

Frank’s expertise is recognized in Canada and he continues to be listed as a leading mining lawyer by a number of legal directories that rank the country’s best firms and lawyers. In 2018 and 2019, Frank was designated by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resource Law and Mining Law, respectively.

Frank is Chairman of the Board of the Diversification of Exploration Investment Partnership (SIDEX), a major player in the financing of exploration projects in Quebec. He was Chairman of the Board of the Québec Mineral Exploration Association from 2014 to 2018 and sits on several boards of directors of mining companies. He also delivers seminars on behalf of the TSX Venture Exchange on how to manage a publicly traded company.


Client Work

  • Champion Electric Metals Inc. consolidates a large land package prospective for lithium mineralization in James Bay, Quebec,
  • Kobo Resources Inc. and Meteorite Capital Inc. announce the completion of a reverse take-over concurrent with a financing of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $4,676,400 with Leede Jones Gable Inc. as lead agent,
  • Prismo Metals Inc. signed a definitive agreement for strategic investment and right of first refusal on Palos Verdes project,
  • KWESST Micro Systems Inc. announces the closing of public offerings for USD$14.1 million in aggregate gross proceeds,
  • Northern Superior Resources completes the acquisition of Royal Fox Gold,
  • North American Lithium Inc. successfully completes restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act,
  • Azimut on its C$28.75 million bought deal private placement financing,
  • Defiance on its C$11.5M brokered private placement led by Red Cloud Securities,
  • Honey Badger Silver on its acquisition of three silver-focused properties located in Yukon Territory from Strategic Metals,

Career & Education


  • LLB Université de Montréal
  • BSc, Political Sciences Université de Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chairman of the Board, SIDEX (since 2020) 
  • Member, World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WIOML)
  • Member, Local Advisory Committee, TSX Venture Exchange (since 2013)
  • Chairman of the Board (from 2014 to 2018) and Director (since 2007), Quebec Mineral Exploration Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Corruption : how best to prevent it ? Introduction to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and recent case law during the 3rd edition of Les Journées Afrique organised by Export Quebec and the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation of Quebec 3rd edition of Les Journées Afrique organised by Export Quebec and the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation of Quebec
Speaker Programme d’amélioration de la surveillance des industries extractives en Afrique francophone subsaharienne (PASIE) - Encadrement Légal & Conventions Minières location location Bamako, Mali


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