Graeme Martindale

Partner

Vancouver
GMartindale@blg.com
604.640.4179

Graeme’s practice focuses in the areas of securities and capital markets. He advises clients in a wide range of matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, mining and corporate law.

Graeme acts for a variety of clients, including:

  • public companies
  • investment dealers
  • REITs
  • investment funds
  • boards and special committees

He advises them in matters including initial public offerings, public and private equity, debt financing, compliance matters and corporate governance.

Graeme also assists clients with disclosure obligations regarding National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Experience

  • Acted for Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in its C$4.9-billion sale to Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc. and KingSett Capital Inc.
  • Acted for a real estate investment trust and corporation in connection with a C$58-million public offering of stapled units.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its C$110-million initial public offering and a C$40-million public offering of common shares.
  • Acted for a major Canadian silver-producing mining company in connection with a US$103-million cross-border public offering of common shares, a US$150-million cross-border public offering of common shares, a C$75-million public offering of common shares, and a C$120-million public offering of convertible unsecured senior subordinated debentures.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel on the C$49-million initial public offering of a Saskatchewan potash exploration company.
  • Acted for a seniors’ care real estate investment trust on a C$45-million public offering of trust units, a C$103-million public offering of trust units, a C$75-million public offering of trust units, and a C$40-million public offering of trust units.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in a public refrigerated warehouse company’s C$140-million offering of subscription receipts and convertible notes to finance its acquisition of the cold logistics business of a major international provider of transportation and logistics services.
  • Acted as placement agents’ counsel in a forest products company’s private placement of US$75-million of senior floating-rate notes.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in secondary sale of C$192 million in shares of a forest products company.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its C$575-million merger with an alternative energy power company.
  • Acted for a real estate investment trust in connection with its conversion to a stapled-unit structure.
  • Acted for a geothermal energy company in connection with its acquisition of significant portions of an Icelandic geothermal company.
  • Acted for a major Canadian gold producer in connection with an unsolicited take-over bid of exploration/development stage gold company.
  • Acted for the special committee of an exploration/development stage gold and copper company that was the target of a US$1.4-billion hostile take-over bid by a major gold producer.
  • Acted for a seniors’ care real estate investment trust on a C$200-million acquisition of seniors’ living facilities.
  • Acted for the special committee of a copper exploration company that was the target of a friendly US$137-million take-over bid.
  • Acted for the special committee of Canadian exploration-stage diamond mining company in response to a hostile take-over bid.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, Securities Regulation, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
  • Pro bono counsel to a charitable society focused on access to athletics for those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities
  • Director, Cycling British Columbia (the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Securities Law Subsection
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2014) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Mining Law, Securities Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Lexpert Special Edition on Mining
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert®’s Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2016)
  • Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Vancouver Corporate Governance Practice)
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2016) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance and Securities). Also recognized in 2021 (and since 2019) for Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2017) edition of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Rising Star - Capital Markets: Debt, Equity)

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2003
  • LLB, University of Western Ontario, 2002
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 1999