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Niel Jacobs Toronto Business Advisor

Niel Jacobs

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2022 | South Africa, 2018
Language(s) English, Afrikaans, French
Office(s) Toronto


Niel Jacobs is an Associate in the firm’s Business Law group, and is part of the firm’s Global Mining Group. Niel’s practice is focused on the mining industry, mainly advising clients in both the public and private sectors within the mining sector.

Niel is focused on providing strategic advice and supporting clients on public financings and commercial mining agreements. Working in this industry, Niel has accumulated experience on both Canadian and international mining projects. Prior to joining Fasken, Niel practiced as an attorney in South Africa, with his primary areas of practice during that time focusing on corporate and litigious mining-related legal issues.

Niel completed his B Comm Law and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Following this, he completed his LLM, with distinction, at the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, specializing in international business law in the extractive industries.

Niel joined the firm as a Business Advisor in 2020 while receiving his LLM Canadian Common Law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Following the completion of his LLM, he completed an abridged period of articles at the firm and successfully completed the Ontario Bar exam.

Niel is a licensed attorney in both South Africa and Canada, and joined the firm as an Associate in 2022.

Client Work

  • Syndicate of Agents led by Sprott Capital Partners LP and CIBC Capital Markets completes US$65 million convertible debenture private placement for i-80 Gold Corp.,
  • GlobalMed Inc. (Canada) and Schauenburg‐Truplast (China) acquired by Molded Devices, Inc.,
  • Issuance of a C$5 million convertible debenture to Co-operators Financial Services Limited by Smart Employee Benefits Inc.,
  • GoGold Resources Inc. completes bought-deal short form prospectus offering of common shares totalling C$46 million, including full exercise of the over-allotment option,
  • TriStar Gold Inc. announces closing of C$9.2 million bought deal financing,

Career & Education


  • LLM Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLM, with distinction University of Dundee
  • B Comm, LLB University of Pretoria

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces


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