Eric Doherty


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With expertise in securities and capital markets matters, Eric advises clients in a variety of sectors. He also has extensive experience in the formation and financing of investment funds, structured products and private equity funds.

His robust practice also focuses on counselling companies and underwriters within the following industries:

  • mining
  • energy and natural resources
  • technology
  • real estate

Throughout his career, Eric has been involved in public and private offerings for numerous companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange and other foreign stock exchanges.

Eric provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • Acted as counsel to both issuers and investment bankers in connection with a variety of offerings, and in particular junior to intermediate issuers in the mining industry, including offerings by:
      • Vista Gold Corp. 
      • NovaGold Resources Inc.
      • Endeavour Silver Corp.
      • Great Panther Resources Limited
      • Hathor Exploration Limited
      • Tournigan Energy Ltd.
      • Powertech Uranium Corp.
      • Hillsborough Resources Ltd.
      • Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.
  • Acted as counsel in connection with the structuring and public offering of a variety of investment funds, income funds and REITs.
  • Acted in connection with the establishment and operation of a variety of private equity funds.
  • Acted as counsel in the reorganization of a publicly traded coal company and the establishment of project joint venture.
  • Acted as counsel to target in connection with the $500-million acquisition of a public medical imaging device manufacturer.
  • Acted as counsel to a Canadian chartered bank in connection with a $325-million preferred share offering.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, 2008-11

Community Involvement

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Vancouver Waldorf School

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Venture Capital Law) and since 2014 (Securities Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory edition (Mining), 2023 edition (and since 2014) (Investment Funds & Asset Management), the 2023 and 2018-2020 editions (Corporate Finance and Securities), and the 2023 edition (Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Lexpert® Special Edition: Energy

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1998
  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1997
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 1994