Josh Scheinert

Senior Associate

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Melanie has a robust practice focusing on advising public and private companies within the mining, transportation, technology, media and entertainment sectors on a variety of matters. 

Her expertise in these areas include:

  • financings
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • takeover bids and reorganizations
  • joint ventures
  • derivatives documentation (including ISDAs and repurchase agreements)
  • regulatory compliance

Additionally, Melanie advises securities issuers on public offerings and private placements — especially when securities are listed in more than one country.

Melanie was recently seconded to a credit union as in-house counsel for five months.


  • Boston Pizza in a business restructuring that resulted in the succession of ownership and the reorganization of the owners’ other jointly held assets.
  • Boston Pizza in connection with a related party transaction and a $110M public financing.
  • Rainbow S.r.l. in its acquisition of Bardel Entertainment Inc.
  • Digital Domain in its acquisition of Immersive Ventures.
  • K+S Aktiengesellschaft in connection with logistics for the development of its $2.6B Saskatchewan-based potash mine.
  • K+S Aktiengesellschaft in its $434M acquisition of Potash One Inc. by way of take-over bid.
  • Vista Gold Corp. in the creation of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Vista Gold Corp. in the business combination resulting in the formation of Midas Gold Corp.
  • POSCO Canada Ltd. in connection with its joint venture with Fortune Minerals Ltd. to contribute $181M to the Mt. Klappan anthracite metallurgical coal project.
  • Miedzi Copper Corp. in connection with a $100M private equity financing.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Adjunct professor (close corporations), Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia, 2011-2015
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (securities law subsection)

Community Involvement

  • Director, Association of Women in Finance

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Lexpert® Global Mining Special Edition Canada's Leading Lawyers in Global Mining.

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2004
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 2003
  • BFA, University of Illinois, 1996
  • Get on Board — Level I Education Program, Canadian Board Diversity Council