George Collister


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George’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity financings, and general corporate governance and compliance matters.

He has experience advising clients in private placements, initial public offerings, reverse take-over transactions, and acquisitions and dispositions of shares and business assets. He also works with public companies to ensure compliance with securities laws and stock exchange rules, including continuous disclosure obligations.

George represents clients in industries including biopharmaceuticals, mining, media and entertainment, cannabis, and cryptocurrency.


  • Acted for Lumina Gold on a C$300 million streaming transaction with Wheaton Precious Metals linked to the production from the Cangrejos gold-copper project in Ecuador.
  • Acted for Pan American Silver Corp. in its US$4.8 billion acquisition of Yamana Gold Inc. and contemporaneous sale of Yamana's Canadian assets to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Bear Creek Mining Corporation in its acquisition of the Mercedes gold-silver mine in Sonora, Mexico from Equinox Gold Corp. for a purchase price of approximately US$148.5 million.
  • Acted for Cameco Corporation in its acquisition of Idemitsu Canada Resources Ltd.'s participating interest in the Cigar Lake Joint Venture for a purchase price of approximately CDN$107 million.
  • Acted for Kiboko Gold Inc., a junior gold mining company, in its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Acted for the underwriters in Ballard Power Systems Inc.'s bought deal prospectus offering of common shares for gross proceeds of US$550 million.
  • Acted for Health Logic Interactive Inc. in the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, My Health Logic Inc., to Marizyme, Inc. in exchange for 4,600,000 shares of common stock of Marizyme pursuant to a plan of arrangement.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids
  • Volunteer, Access Pro Bono

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2021
  • BA, Queen's University, 2016
  • JD, University of British Columbia, 2020