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Julie's practice focuses on digital assets, general corporate matters, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and compliance matters.
Julie acts for public and private companies and underwriters in connection with mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, corporate financing (both public offerings and private placements) and corporate reorganizations. In her technology sector experience, she has helped digital asset companies become publicly listed on the NEO, TSX Venture Exchange and CSE.
She is the founder of the Driven by Women initiative, and dedicated to helping more women succeed in leadership roles.
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 Sedna Wind Technologies in connection with its wholly owned subsidiary Sabik Offshore's acquisition of Weissenborn in Denmark.
Acted for Group Mach Acquisition Inc. in its acquisition of approximately C$1.5 billion of retail and office properties as part of the broader acquisition of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust pursuant to a plan of arrangement by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc. and the acquisition of Cominar's industrial properties by Blackstone.
Acted for Carmanah Technologies Corporation in its sale to Vance Street Capital.
Acted for Kiboko Gold Inc., a junior gold mining company, in its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
BIGG Digital Assets Inc., owner of Blockchain Intelligence Group, a leading developer of blockchain technology search, risk-scoring and data analytics solutions, on:
its bought deal public offering for over $28 million;
its bought deal public offering for over $13 million;
its $6.9 million underwritten overnight marketed offering;
its C$525,000 non-brokered private placement;
its acquisition of the subsidiaries of Netcoins Holdings Inc.
Acted for WonderFi Technologies Inc. in its reverse takeover acquisition of DeFi Ventures Inc. and on:
DeFi Ventures Inc.’s brokered private placement through subscription receipt financing for over $17.7 million;
DeFi Ventures Inc.’s non-brokered private placement for over $2.2 million.
Acted for EverGen Infrastructure Corp., a renewable gas infrastructure platform, in its $20.1 million initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Acted for LQwD Technologies Corp., a financial technology (crypto-currency) applications company, in its $6.6 million reverse takeover transaction – share exchange.
Acted for Rubicon Organics Inc. in its bought deal public offering for over $22 million.
Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in its $4.9 billion sale to Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc. and KingSett Capital Inc.
Acted for Pan American Silver Corp. in the integration and reorganization required following the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tahoe Resources Inc.
Acted for Inpixon in its acquisition of Locality Systems Inc. and Jibestream, Inc.
Acted for Carmanah Technologies Corporation in its sale of a significant portion of its assets to SPX Corporation for US$77 million.
Acted for Northview Apartment REIT in the internal reorganization required to simplify its corporate structure from a tax and administrative perspective.
Acted for the CEO and founder of Payfirma Corporation in his successful proxy fight to remove three directors from the board.
Acted as the assistant secretary to the Special Committee of Eldorado Gold Corporation in connection with the sale of Chinese assets.
Acted for Panoro Minerals Ltd. on a $140 million streaming transaction with Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd.
Acted for BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. in its reverse takeover acquisition of Acana Capital Corp. and subsequent $17 million private placement financing.
Acted for Azcuar Minerals Ltd. (formerly Almadex Minerals Limited) in its private placement with a subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Limited and concurrent spinout of various assets to Almadex Minerals Limited.
Acted for Entree Gold Inc. in its spinout of certain mining projects and creation of Mason Resources Corp.
Acted for Digital Domain in its acquisition of Immersive Ventures.
Acted for Dolly Varden Silver Corporation in its successful defences against a hostile take-over bid by Hecla Mining Company and the completion of the first private placement in the face of a take-over bid under the then new rules set out in National Instrument 62 - 104 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids.
Acted for a private Canadian technology in the spinout of a portion of its business and the sale of resulting entity to a Chinese company, achieved through a plan of arrangement.
Acted for Pan American Silver Corp. on the sale of a royalty, stream and payment agreement portfolio to Maverix Metals Inc.
Acted for Northern Property REIT (now Northview Apartment REIT) on Canada's largest multi-family real estate transaction, being the $305 million acquisition of True North Apartment REIT and the $535 million acquisition of a private multi-family portfolio from affiliates of Starlight Investments Ltd. and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
Acted for Almaden Minerals Ltd. in its spinout of royalty assets and creation of Almadex Minerals Limited.
Acted for Lumina Copper Corp. on its $470-million acquisition by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
Acted for Canadian-based investment fund managers in connection with the continuous offering of retail investment funds in Canada.
Acted for a number of issuers and underwriters in various brokered and non-brokered private placements.
Co-Presenter, "Board Dynamic & Effectiveness", Women in Tech Masterclass "Board Governance Readiness", BDC Capital's Women in Technology Venture Fund, in partnership with BLG's Driven By WomenTM, October, 2020
Co-Presenter, "Governance 101: Role of the Board", Women in Tech Masterclass "Board Governance Readiness", BDC Capital's Women in Technology Venture Fund, in partnership with BLG's Driven By WomenTM, September, 2020
Co-Presenter, "Securities Fundamentals," CLE, November 2019.
Co-Presenter, "Raising Capital 101," Webinar Series with Women's Enterprise Center (WEC), July 2019
Debater, "Women in Debate: Can We Trust Artificial Intelligence," Women in Communications and Technology, June 2019.
Panelist, "Don't Get Bored of Board Governance," TNT Vancouver, February 2018.
Panelist, Minerva Women Leading the Way Innovation Panel, February 2018.
Co-Author, "Are Private Placements the new poison pill? No, but they may cause some indigestion – In the Matter of Hecla Mining Company," BLG Bulletin, October 2016.
Co-Presenter, "Alternative Funds," BLG Investment Management Forum, October 2016.