Arman G. Farahani 

Arman G. Farahani

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7430
e: arman.farahani@mcmillan.ca

overview

Arman Farahani is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm's Vancouver office. His practice focuses primarily on transactional, regulatory and general corporate and commercial matters. Arman has particular experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including asset and share purchase transactions), public and private corporate finance transactions and listed company maintenance. He regularly advises public issuers (including issuers listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange) on general corporate and securities matters, including listings, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance matters.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its $23.2 million acquisition of AQM Copper Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, January 2017.
  • Acted for Emblem Corp., a licensed medical marijuana producer, in its qualifying transaction by way of a three-cornered amalgamation and related $21.6 million brokered and non-brokered subscription receipts offering and $2 million short form offering document financing, December 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as plan sponsor in respect of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$5.5 billion financial restructuring, reputed to be, on a worldwide basis, among the five largest oil and gas restructurings ever and the largest 2016 CCAA proceeding in Canada, November 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as underwriter to Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$500 million debtor-in-possession financing, June 2016.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.25 billion offering of senior unsecured notes and its related US$1.25 billion cash tender offer of outstanding notes, June 2016.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $1.06 billion acquisition of Lake Shore Gold Corp. by way of a plan of arrangement, April 2016.
  • Acted for Eastern Platinum Limited in the proposed US$185 million sale of substantially all of its assets, September 2015.
  • Acted for Cayden Resources Inc. in its $205 million acquisition by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2014.
  • Acted for a private used oil re-refining service provider in its proposed US$175 million acquisition of an environmental services company, its related private placement financing and concurrent going public qualifying transaction by way of a CBCA plan of arrangement, July 2014.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed company in its $185 million acquisition of a Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange dual listed company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2014.
  • Acted for an Australian Securities Exchange listed company in its acquisition of a TSX Venture Exchange listed company by way of a plan of arrangement and concurrent listing on the TSX Venture Exchange, January 2014.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange listed telecommunications company in its $23 million going private transaction by way of a plan of arrangement, October 2013.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in establishing its US$20 million secured credit facility, July 2013.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed mid-tier gold mining company in its proposed $700 million merger with another dual listed gold mining company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2013.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.750 billion offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2012.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in its acquisition of prospecting permits in Paraguay's Coronel Oviedo Uranium District, March 2012.
  • Acted for Primero Mining Corp. in its proposed $1.2 billion merger with Northgate Minerals Corporation, July 2011.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $351.9 million bought deal public offering by way of a short form prospectus, December 2010.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$750 million offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2010.

Publications

CSA Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols
Changes to TSX-V Policy 5.2 to Impact Issuers - Undertaking a Change of Business or Reverse Takeover
CSA Provides Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure Guidance and Best Practices for Reporting Issuers
CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants
CSA Publishes Results of Annual Continuous Disclosure Reviews
CSA Publishes Final Report on Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Proposes Voting Protocols
BCSC Commissioned Report Provides Cold Comfort for Junior Miners and Investors

News

McMillan acts on best Cross Border Restructuring Deal of the Year

Education

  • University of Victoria, JD - 2009
  • University of British Columbia, B.Comm. - 2004

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2010

Practices

business law
capital markets
corporate finance
going private
mergers and acquisitions
negotiated transactions
public m&a
public disclosures
regulatory compliance

Industries

mining
natural resources
energy
medical marijuana
healthcare
aerospace and defence

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Recipient, the D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, Contracts Law, 2007

Arman Farahani is a partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm's Vancouver office. His practice focuses primarily on transactional, regulatory and general corporate and commercial matters. Arman has particular experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including asset and share purchase transactions), public and private corporate finance transactions and listed company maintenance. He regularly advises public issuers (including issuers listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange) on general corporate and securities matters, including listings, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance matters.

  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its $23.2 million acquisition of AQM Copper Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement, January 2017.
  • Acted for Emblem Corp., a licensed medical marijuana producer, in its qualifying transaction by way of a three-cornered amalgamation and related $21.6 million brokered and non-brokered subscription receipts offering and $2 million short form offering document financing, December 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as plan sponsor in respect of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$5.5 billion financial restructuring, reputed to be, on a worldwide basis, among the five largest oil and gas restructurings ever and the largest 2016 CCAA proceeding in Canada, November 2016.
  • Acted for The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. in its capacity as underwriter to Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation’s US$500 million debtor-in-possession financing, June 2016.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.25 billion offering of senior unsecured notes and its related US$1.25 billion cash tender offer of outstanding notes, June 2016.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $1.06 billion acquisition of Lake Shore Gold Corp. by way of a plan of arrangement, April 2016.
  • Acted for Eastern Platinum Limited in the proposed US$185 million sale of substantially all of its assets, September 2015.
  • Acted for Cayden Resources Inc. in its $205 million acquisition by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement, November 2014.
  • Acted for a private used oil re-refining service provider in its proposed US$175 million acquisition of an environmental services company, its related private placement financing and concurrent going public qualifying transaction by way of a CBCA plan of arrangement, July 2014.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed company in its $185 million acquisition of a Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange dual listed company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2014.
  • Acted for an Australian Securities Exchange listed company in its acquisition of a TSX Venture Exchange listed company by way of a plan of arrangement and concurrent listing on the TSX Venture Exchange, January 2014.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange listed telecommunications company in its $23 million going private transaction by way of a plan of arrangement, October 2013.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in establishing its US$20 million secured credit facility, July 2013.
  • Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT dual listed mid-tier gold mining company in its proposed $700 million merger with another dual listed gold mining company by way of a plan of arrangement, February 2013.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$1.750 billion offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2012.
  • Acted for Uranium Energy Corp. in its acquisition of prospecting permits in Paraguay's Coronel Oviedo Uranium District, March 2012.
  • Acted for Primero Mining Corp. in its proposed $1.2 billion merger with Northgate Minerals Corporation, July 2011.
  • Acted for Tahoe Resources Inc. in its $351.9 million bought deal public offering by way of a short form prospectus, December 2010.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in its US$750 million offering of senior unsecured notes, August 2010.