Barbara Collins 

Barbara Collins

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

t: 604.691.7490
e: barbara.collins@mcmillan.ca

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Barbara Collins is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office. She is a member of the Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Groups. Her practice consists mainly of securities law in public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The emphasis of Barbara's practice is on advising senior and junior public and private companies on securities, corporate and commercial matters with specific expertise in the areas of mining, high-tech, bio-tech and forestry. Her corporate and securities experience includes local and national prospectus offerings, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings, private placements, bought deals, initial public offerings, normal course issuer bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement, mergers and acquisitions, capital pool companies and corporate reorganizations. She also provides recommendations to companies with respect to regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure requirements, and corporate governance.

Representative Matters

Barbara has been involved in the following representative transactions:

  • Acted for Columbus Gold Corp. in its completion of bought deal offering of Columbus common shares for a gross proceeds of $5 million.
  • Acted for Northern Dynasty Minerals in its completion of a concurrent registered US offering and Canadian offering of Units (with prospectus), for total proceeds of $17.1 million.
  • Acted for Auryn Resources Inc. in its completion of a bought deal transaction consisting of mix of flow-through and non-flow-through shares, for a total proceeds of $15 million.
  • Acted for Rathdowney Resources Ltd. in its public offering of common shares on the TSX-V, and a non-brokered private placement with aggregate proceeds of over $34 million.
  • Acted for Taseko Mines Limited in its public offering of senior notes for an aggregate principal amount of US$200,000,000.
  • Acted for Great Basin Gold Ltd. in a bought deal offering of common shares with a syndicate of underwriters who exercised their over-allotment option resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of C$86.26 million.
  • Acted for Keegan Resources Inc. in a bought deal share offering of 28,405,000 common shares, which included 3,705,000 common shares issued on exercise of the over-allotment option for gross proceeds of $213,037,500.
  • Acted for Terrane Metals in its acquisition by Thompson Creek for $650 million.
  • Acted for Great Basin Gold Ltd. in the previously announced bought deal offering of senior unsecured 8% convertible debentures yielding gross proceeds of C$126.5 million.
  • Eastern Platinum in an equity offering of C$200 million.
  • Great Basin Gold in a public offering of 57.5 million units for gross proceeds of C$149.5 million.
  • Farallon Resources Ltd. completing its public equity offering of C$80 million.

Presentations

Amendments to the TSX Company Manual
Canadian Bar Association Mentorship Program
Introduction to Securities Law
Legal Opinions in Securities Transactions

Publications

IIROC Announces Priorities for Up Coming Year
IIROC Issues Final Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence
CSA Finalizes Changes to Regulatory Framework for Registrants
IIROC Issues Proposed Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence
The CSA Proposes Amendments to National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts
ISS Proposes Amendments to its Proxy Voting Guidelines
CSA proposes to Amend National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight
Break Fees and Take Over Bid Defensive Tactics – The BCSC Aurizon Decision
CSA Provides Update on Review of Proxy Voting Infrastructure
British Columbia Securities Commission "Pre-Filing Review of Mining Technical Disclosure" Policy Announcement
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations
New Ontario Securities Commission Rule 13-502 – Fees
Due Diligence Issues: The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada)
National Instrument 44-101
Uniformity and Deregulation: British Columbia Securities Commission Update

News

Une avocate de McMillan et deux opérations figurent dans le reportage spécial ROB de Lexpert

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 1998
  • University of British Columbia, B.Comm. (Finance) - 1995

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 2000

Practices

marchés des capitaux
fusions et acquisitions
financement des entreprises
gouvernance d'entreprise
inscriptions en bourse
offres publiques d'achat
premiers appels publics à l'épargne et inscriptions boursières alternatives
capital d'investissement

Industries

exploitation minière
sciences de la vie
biotechnologie
énergie
marijuana médicale

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Past President, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Association of Women in Finance
  • Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Prospectors and Developers

Barbara Collins is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office. She is a member of the Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Groups. Her practice consists mainly of securities law in public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The emphasis of Barbara's practice is on advising senior and junior public and private companies on securities, corporate and commercial matters with specific expertise in the areas of mining, high-tech, bio-tech and forestry. Her corporate and securities experience includes local and national prospectus offerings, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings, private placements, bought deals, initial public offerings, normal course issuer bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement, mergers and acquisitions, capital pool companies and corporate reorganizations. She also provides recommendations to companies with respect to regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure requirements, and corporate governance.

Barbara has been involved in the following representative transactions:

  • Acted for Columbus Gold Corp. in its completion of bought deal offering of Columbus common shares for a gross proceeds of $5 million.
  • Acted for Northern Dynasty Minerals in its completion of a concurrent registered US offering and Canadian offering of Units (with prospectus), for total proceeds of $17.1 million.
  • Acted for Auryn Resources Inc. in its completion of a bought deal transaction consisting of mix of flow-through and non-flow-through shares, for a total proceeds of $15 million.
  • Acted for Rathdowney Resources Ltd. in its public offering of common shares on the TSX-V, and a non-brokered private placement with aggregate proceeds of over $34 million.
  • Acted for Taseko Mines Limited in its public offering of senior notes for an aggregate principal amount of US$200,000,000.
  • Acted for Great Basin Gold Ltd. in a bought deal offering of common shares with a syndicate of underwriters who exercised their over-allotment option resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of C$86.26 million.
  • Acted for Keegan Resources Inc. in a bought deal share offering of 28,405,000 common shares, which included 3,705,000 common shares issued on exercise of the over-allotment option for gross proceeds of $213,037,500.
  • Acted for Terrane Metals in its acquisition by Thompson Creek for $650 million.
  • Acted for Great Basin Gold Ltd. in the previously announced bought deal offering of senior unsecured 8% convertible debentures yielding gross proceeds of C$126.5 million.
  • Eastern Platinum in an equity offering of C$200 million.
  • Great Basin Gold in a public offering of 57.5 million units for gross proceeds of C$149.5 million.
  • Farallon Resources Ltd. completing its public equity offering of C$80 million.
Juin 2016
Integrating Syrian Refugees: The role of the Settlement Mentor(seulement disponible en anglais)
BarTalk, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
Avril 2015
IIROC Announces Priorities for Up Coming Year(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Janvier 2015
IIROC Issues Final Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Novembre 2014
CSA Finalizes Changes to Regulatory Framework for Registrants(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Avril 2014
IIROC Issues Proposed Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Décembre 2013
The CSA Proposes Amendments to National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Octobre 2013
ISS Proposes Amendments to its Proxy Voting Guidelines(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Octobre 2013
CSA proposes to Amend National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Octobre 2013
Break Fees and Take Over Bid Defensive Tactics – The BCSC Aurizon Decision(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Septembre 2013
CSA Provides Update on Review of Proxy Voting Infrastructure(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Bulletin
Automne 2008
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Brief Fall 2008
Mai 2003
New Ontario Securities Commission Rule 13-502 – Fees
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Legal Hot Note
Novembre 2002
Due Diligence Issues: The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada)
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Mai 2001
National Instrument 44-101
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Short-Form Prospectus Distributions, Securities Law Group Seminars
Mars 2001
Uniformity and Deregulation: British Columbia Securities Commission Update
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Law Group Seminars
Avril 2005
Amendments to the TSX Company Manual
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Solicitors Group Seminars
2004
Canadian Bar Association Mentorship Program
(seulement disponible en anglais)
2004 and 2005
Mai 2003
Introduction to Securities Law
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Vancouver Community College Paralegal Certificate Program, May 2003 and April 2004
Janvier 2003
Legal Opinions in Securities Transactions
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Law Group Seminars