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Johanna  Fipke

Johanna Fipke

Partner Fasken
Mining plays an integral role in propelling society to not only function, but to flourish.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2005 | Northwest Territories, 2009 | Nunavut, 2012
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
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Johanna Fipke is a Partner in Vancouver and a core member of the Firm’s Global Mining Group. She regularly advises major and junior mining companies, as well as private equity firms and lenders that do business in the mining space. Johanna often takes on lead advisory roles in multi-million and billion dollar international transactions and has been repeatedly recommended as a leading practitioner in mining by Lexpert®.

Johanna’s diplomatic and flexible approach in negotiating and closing complex transactions make her a stand-out in the mining industry. Clients appreciate Johanna’s commitment to giving sensible, commercial solutions to the challenges that arise at all stages of the mining cycle and throughout commercial transactions.

Some recent clients Johanna has advised include Teck, Northern Star, De Beers, First Quantum, Orion Mine Finance, Newcastle Gold, Agnico Eagle Mines, and AuRico Gold, as well as many others.

Johanna has been recognized in the 2018 edition of Women in Mining’s Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining .

 

Expertise in Mining Law

Johanna has significant experience on a wide variety of industry transactions and mining law matters, including:

  • mergers, acquisitions and commercial transactions involving domestic and international mining companies and properties
  • drafting and negotiating mining and industry agreements, including purchase agreements, options, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, royalties, security agreements, as well as a variety of other agreements
  • leading due diligence teams on the review of mining companies, mineral properties, including managing the due diligence processes efficiently and in a cost-effective manner
  • project finance
  • title opinions and jurisdiction specific advice regarding security packages required for financing
  • project development, permitting and land tenure expertise 

Solution-oriented Approach

Clients admire Johanna’s ability to see the big picture, analyze the critical facets of a transaction, and resolve the issues before proceeding. Johanna filters complex information for clients and offers solutions that protect their business assets. Her many long term relationships in the mining industry contribute to her completing successful deals for clients.

  • Mining, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013 to 2019
  • Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, 2018
  • Lawyer to Watch, Lexpert Rising Star 2017
2013 to 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Mining Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2013-2019 for Mining
2018 Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining Recognized for achievements in the international mining industry and promoting diversity and inclusion.
2017 Lexpert Rising Star Lawyer to Watch Finalist in the 2017 Lexpert Rising Stars Awards, recognized as a Lawyer to Watch
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Education

  • LLB (with distinction) University of Alberta
  • B Comm (with distinction) University of Alberta
  • BA (with Distinction) University of Alberta

Community involvement

  • Founding and Current Director, Women in Mining BC
  • Ride for Diabetes Supporter and Participant, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Societies of British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)
  • Director, Women in Mining BC
  • Next Leaders Council Board of Governors
  • Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
  • AME BC 100th Anniversary Committee
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
  • Association of Women in Finance
Book Canadian Mining Law From the Second Edition of the American Law of Mining
Article Women in Mining Are Improving the Bottom Line Canadian Mining Journal
Speaker "Women in Law - Finding the Inspiration to Deal with the Challenges" Women in Leadership location location Vancouver, BC Fasken
Canadian Land Tenure System American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) Mining and Land Resources Institute location location Reno, NV, USA Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino
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