Cory Kent* 

Co-Chair, B.C., Mining
Vancouver  t: 604.691.7446  |  e: cory.kent@mcmillan.ca

Cory Kent*

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

t: 604.691.7446
e: cory.kent@mcmillan.ca

overview

Cory's practice focuses on Corporate and Securities law with an emphasis on the natural resources, cannabis and technology sectors. He provides counsel in virtually every area pertaining to Capital Markets, including listing matters on the Canadian stock exchanges (TSX, TSX-Venture), private offerings, corporate reorganizations, reactivations, hostile takeovers, reverse takeovers, plan of arrangements and amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions, and continuous disclosure obligations.

Cory is highly regarded for the depth of his corporate governance experience and advises shareholders, as well as boards of directors, in connection with shareholder activism and contested transactions matters.

Cory provides multifaceted counsel to his clients, having acted on both sides of the dealmaking table and as such is highly experienced in successfully dealing with boards of directors, management teams, stakeholders and regulatory bodies alike.

Representative Matters

  • Represented companies controlled by Waterous Energy Fund in their acquisition of the issued and outstanding common shares of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in a transaction valued approximately $244 million.
  • Represented American Bonanza Gold Corp. in connection with short form offerings totalling $23.5 million.
  • Represented Roxgold Inc. in the completion of the acquisition of exploration permits in Burkina Faso ($36 million) and $65 million in equity private placements.
  • Represented Sennen Resources in its successful takeover bid defense.
  • Represented Starcore International Ventures Ltd. in its acquisition of a San Martin Mine for US$26 million and related equity and debt financings.
  • Represented Starcore International Mines Ltd. in a $11 million loan transaction and retirement of outstanding hedge obligations.
  • Represented PNI Digital Media Inc. for its acquisition of Pixology PLC for $19 million, related cross-border equity financing and registration, and subsequent TSX listing.
  • Represented Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Represented THEMAC Resources Group Limited. in connection with its reactivation transaction, acquisition of the Copper Flat Project, and related equity and debt financings.
  • Represented Golden Oasis Exploration Ltd. with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange, and subsequent merger with American Copper Corporation and Lebon Gold Mines Limited.
  • Represented Potash One Inc. with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 
  • Represented Starcore International Mines Ltd. with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Klondex Mines Ltd, with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a TSX listed mining company in its successful takeover bid defense. 
  • Represented American Bonanza Gold Mining Corp. in connection with its merger with International Tours Resources Inc. and subsidiary of Fairstar Explorations Inc. ($57 million).
  • Represented various TSX and TSX Venture Exchange issuers with equity financings, listing matters, corporate governance issues, property option, earn in and joint venture transactions.

Presentations

Corporate Governance Disclosure
Royalty Interests

Publications

Breaking New Ground: SEC Updates Rules to Modernize Property Disclosures Required for Mining Issuers
In Aurora, Securities Regulators Affirm the New Take-over Bid Regime and Signal that Exemptive Relief under the New Regime will Prove to be Difficult and that Tactical Shareholder Rights Plans may be Extinct
Divergent Regulatory Approaches to Cryptocurrency Offerings: Developments in Canada, the United States, and China
McMillan Advises on First Initial Coin Offering Granted Exemptive Relief by Canadian Securities Regulators
Proxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North
NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects: Core Principles, Pitfalls, Problems, and Practical Guidance
BCSC Commissioned Report Provides Cold Comfort for Junior Miners and Investors
Finders be Aware - BCSC Proposes to Revoke Trade-Based Exemption
CSA Propose to Streamline and Tailor Venture Issuer Disclosure
TMX Group Temporary Relief Measures for Issuers
Crack Down on Abusive Practices
Canadian Regulators Use Sears Holdings Takeover Bid for Sears Canada to Clarify Intervention Guidelines
Going Public in Canada
Competition Act Amendments Introduced in House of Commons
Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin Released
R. v. Clarke Transport Canada Inc. May Present New Difficulties for Section 45 Enforcement
The Limits of Criminal Predatory Pricing
Abuse of Dominance: The First 10 Years
Major Changes Are in Store for Canada's Competition Act

News

McMillan Receives an Impact Deal of the Year Award at the ITR Americas Tax Awards
60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan Highlighted in both Lexpert's Top 10 Deals and Top 10 Business Decisions

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 1995
  • Carleton University, BA - 1990

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 1996

Practices

capital markets
cryptocurrency and blockchain
corporate finance
IPOs and alternative IPOs
mergers and acquisitions
proxy contests
takeover bids
stock exchange listings
negotiated transactions

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area Mining
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Cory's practice focuses on Corporate and Securities law with an emphasis on the natural resources, cannabis and technology sectors. He provides counsel in virtually every area pertaining to Capital Markets, including listing matters on the Canadian stock exchanges (TSX, TSX-Venture), private offerings, corporate reorganizations, reactivations, hostile takeovers, reverse takeovers, plan of arrangements and amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions, and continuous disclosure obligations.

Cory is highly regarded for the depth of his corporate governance experience and advises shareholders, as well as boards of directors, in connection with shareholder activism and contested transactions matters.

Cory provides multifaceted counsel to his clients, having acted on both sides of the dealmaking table and as such is highly experienced in successfully dealing with boards of directors, management teams, stakeholders and regulatory bodies alike.

  • Represented companies controlled by Waterous Energy Fund in their acquisition of the issued and outstanding common shares of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in a transaction valued approximately $244 million.
  • Represented American Bonanza Gold Corp. in connection with short form offerings totalling $23.5 million.
  • Represented Roxgold Inc. in the completion of the acquisition of exploration permits in Burkina Faso ($36 million) and $65 million in equity private placements.
  • Represented Sennen Resources in its successful takeover bid defense.
  • Represented Starcore International Ventures Ltd. in its acquisition of a San Martin Mine for US$26 million and related equity and debt financings.
  • Represented Starcore International Mines Ltd. in a $11 million loan transaction and retirement of outstanding hedge obligations.
  • Represented PNI Digital Media Inc. for its acquisition of Pixology PLC for $19 million, related cross-border equity financing and registration, and subsequent TSX listing.
  • Represented Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Represented THEMAC Resources Group Limited. in connection with its reactivation transaction, acquisition of the Copper Flat Project, and related equity and debt financings.
  • Represented Golden Oasis Exploration Ltd. with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange, and subsequent merger with American Copper Corporation and Lebon Gold Mines Limited.
  • Represented Potash One Inc. with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 
  • Represented Starcore International Mines Ltd. with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Klondex Mines Ltd, with its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Represented a TSX listed mining company in its successful takeover bid defense. 
  • Represented American Bonanza Gold Mining Corp. in connection with its merger with International Tours Resources Inc. and subsidiary of Fairstar Explorations Inc. ($57 million).
  • Represented various TSX and TSX Venture Exchange issuers with equity financings, listing matters, corporate governance issues, property option, earn in and joint venture transactions.
July 7, 2015
NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects: Core Principles, Pitfalls, Problems, and Practical Guidance
61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
November 2008
TMX Group Temporary Relief Measures for Issuers
Lang Michener Securities Alert
Winter 2007
Crack Down on Abusive Practices
Lang Michener Securities Brief
January 2006
Going Public in Canada
Lang Michener reference guide
1997
Competition Act Amendments Introduced in House of Commons
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and C. Kent
Competition Law
1997
Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin Released
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and C. Kent
Competition Law
1996
R. v. Clarke Transport Canada Inc. May Present New Difficulties for Section 45 Enforcement
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and Cory Kent
Competition Law
1996
The Limits of Criminal Predatory Pricing
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and Cory Kent
Competition Law
1996
Abuse of Dominance: The First 10 Years
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and Cory Kent
Competition Law
1995
Major Changes Are in Store for Canada's Competition Act
Co-authored: C.J. Flavell and Cory Kent
Competition Law
September 2008
Corporate Governance Disclosure
2nd Advanced Securities Compliance Course, Vancouver
April 2008
Royalty Interests
Conference on Mining and Finance Law