Herbert I. Ono 

Co-Chair, Japan Practice Group, US Securities
Vancouver  t: 604.691.7493  |  e: herbert.ono@mcmillan.ca

Herbert I. Ono

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

t: 604.691.7493
e: herbert.ono@mcmillan.ca

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As a partner with the firm's Corporate Finance/Securities Law Group, Herb has a varied cross-border corporate finance and securities practice. He routinely assists clients in negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, cross-border migrations and financing transactions (including U.S. private investment/public equity, or so-called PIPE, transactions). His experience includes advising publicly-traded clients on corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Canadian and U.S. securities filings, and stock exchange listings.

Prior to joining the firm, Herb practiced with another major Vancouver law firm.  He also spent two years with a Tokyo law firm now known as Nagashima, Ohno and Tsunematsu, where, as a foreign lawyer on secondment from the Toronto office of a national law firm, he was engaged in international commercial transactions, including joint ventures between U.S. and Japanese parties.

Representative Matters

Herb's experience includes acting as U.S. counsel on registered business combination transactions and public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 (including cross-border Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System offerings registered with the SEC on Form F-10), unregistered private placement offerings effected in reliance on Rules 144A and 506 under the Securities Act of 1933, continuous disclosure filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and U.S. stock exchange listings.

Some examples of his representative work include:

  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel in the listing of Tahoe Resources Inc. on NYSE.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel in the listing of Primero Mining Corp. on NYSE.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Tahoe Resources Inc. in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition of Rio Alto Mining Limited and its $894 million acquisition of Lake Shore Gold Corp.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Detour Gold Corporation in a US$500 million cross-border convertible note financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Semafo Inc. in a $100 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Tahoe Resources Inc. in a US$55 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Bear Creek Mining Corporation in a $29.9 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Nautilus Minerals Inc. in a $103 million cross-border rights offering that was registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form F-7.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. $17.1 shelf offering take down that was qualified by a Canadian short form prospectus and registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form F-3.

Presentations

Selected U.S. Securities Law Issues
CBA Skilled Lawyer Series III - Corporate Stream
Optimizing New Developments on Offerings in Canada-U.S. Cross Border Transactions
TSX 2008 US Campaign - Going Public Workshops
TSX 2008 US Campaign - Going Public Workshops
IR Compliance Seminar: The Do's and Don'ts of Cross-Border Investor Relations
Pipes and SOX: An Overview of Selected U.S. Securities Law and Practice Topics

Publications

Certain U.S. Securities Law Changes Under the Dodd-Frank Reform Act
SEC Votes to Adopt Three New Rules to Streamline the Regulation of Smaller Companies
Lock-Up Agreements - Registration Issues Under the Securities Act of 1933

News

McMillan Receives an Impact Deal of the Year Award at the ITR Americas Tax Awards
McMillan reconnu tant sur la liste des 10 opérations les plus importantes que sur celle des 10 décisions les plus importantes de Lexpert
OTC Markets Group confère à McMillan la qualité de conseiller DAD et PAL
Une avocate de McMillan et deux opérations figurent dans le reportage spécial ROB de Lexpert
Richfield Ventures acquis par New Gold pour 550 millions de dollars

Education

  • London School of Economics, LLM - 1987
  • University of British Columbia, LLB - 1986
  • Simon Fraser University, BA - 1983

Year Of Call

  • Called to the California bar - 1999
  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 1994
  • Barreau de l'Ontario - 1990

Practices

financement des entreprises
titres américains
inscriptions en bourse
gouvernance d'entreprise
Cryptomonnaies et chaîne de blocs
premiers appels publics à l'épargne et inscriptions boursières alternatives
communication d'information au public
Japon
offres publiques d'achat

Industries

exploitation minière

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association
    Coach / Assistant Coach: 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13
  • Hollyburn Minor Hockey Association
    Coach: 2016-17
    Assistant Coach: 2013-14; 2015-16
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As a partner with the firm's Corporate Finance/Securities Law Group, Herb has a varied cross-border corporate finance and securities practice. He routinely assists clients in negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, cross-border migrations and financing transactions (including U.S. private investment/public equity, or so-called PIPE, transactions). His experience includes advising publicly-traded clients on corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Canadian and U.S. securities filings, and stock exchange listings.

Prior to joining the firm, Herb practiced with another major Vancouver law firm.  He also spent two years with a Tokyo law firm now known as Nagashima, Ohno and Tsunematsu, where, as a foreign lawyer on secondment from the Toronto office of a national law firm, he was engaged in international commercial transactions, including joint ventures between U.S. and Japanese parties.

Herb's experience includes acting as U.S. counsel on registered business combination transactions and public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 (including cross-border Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System offerings registered with the SEC on Form F-10), unregistered private placement offerings effected in reliance on Rules 144A and 506 under the Securities Act of 1933, continuous disclosure filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and U.S. stock exchange listings.

Some examples of his representative work include:

  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel in the listing of Tahoe Resources Inc. on NYSE.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel in the listing of Primero Mining Corp. on NYSE.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Tahoe Resources Inc. in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition of Rio Alto Mining Limited and its $894 million acquisition of Lake Shore Gold Corp.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Detour Gold Corporation in a US$500 million cross-border convertible note financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Semafo Inc. in a $100 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Tahoe Resources Inc. in a US$55 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Bear Creek Mining Corporation in a $29.9 million cross-border equity financing.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Nautilus Minerals Inc. in a $103 million cross-border rights offering that was registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form F-7.
  • Acted as U.S. securities counsel to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. $17.1 shelf offering take down that was qualified by a Canadian short form prospectus and registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form F-3.
Eté 2010
Certain U.S. Securities Law Changes Under the Dodd-Frank Reform Act(seulement disponible en anglais)
Securities Alert Summer 2010
Novembre 2007
SEC Votes to Adopt Three New Rules to Streamline the Regulation of Smaller Companies(seulement disponible en anglais)
Co-authored: Herbert Ono and Karim Lalani
Lang Michener Securities Alert
Automne 2006
Lock-Up Agreements - Registration Issues Under the Securities Act of 1933(seulement disponible en anglais)
Lang Michener Mergers & Acquisitions Brief
Juin 2016
Selected U.S. Securities Law Issues(seulement disponible en anglais)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Mai 2013
CBA Skilled Lawyer Series III - Corporate Stream
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Panelist, Cross-Border Deals (Mergers and Acquisitions)
Octobre 2012
Optimizing New Developments on Offerings in Canada-U.S. Cross Border Transactions
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Panelist, The Canadian Institute's 22nd Annual Securities Regulation & Compliance Conference
2008
TSX 2008 US Campaign - Going Public Workshops
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Panelist, Denver, April 2008, Houston, May 2008, San Diego, October 2008
2008
TSX 2008 US Campaign - Going Public Workshops
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Denver, April 2008, Houston, May 2008, San Diego, October 2008
Octobre 2006
IR Compliance Seminar: The Do's and Don'ts of Cross-Border Investor Relations
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Canadian Listed Company Association
Août 2005
Pipes and SOX: An Overview of Selected U.S. Securities Law and Practice Topics
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Conference