Warren B. Learmonth



Warren provides expertise to clients in the areas of securities and corporate law. Within his practice, he acts as counsel to companies, investment bankers and board special committees in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring transactions.

His clients are involved in a wide variety of industry sectors, including biotechnology, e-business, financial services, forestry and mining. Warren also advises public corporations and their boards of directors, with an emphasis on:

  • regulatory compliance
  • corporate governance
  • directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • transaction structuring

Additionally, Warren has extensive experience working with both private and public companies on the adoption of securities-based executive compensation plans.

Warren provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • ID Biomedical Corporation in its $1.7-billion acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
  • Finning International Inc. in connection with a series of public and private debt offerings raising an aggregate of $650 million.
  • Central 1 Credit Union in connection with private debt offerings raising a total of $475 million.
  • Special committee of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Mainframe by Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
  • Finning International Inc. in connection with the $465-million acquisition by Finning of a significant distribution and support business from Caterpillar Inc.
  • Finning International Inc. in connection with its $145-million acquisition of Collicutt Energy Inc.
  • PureEdge Solutions Inc. in connection with its acquisition by IBM Canada.
  • Eldorado Gold Corp. in connection with its $2.5-billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited.
  • Pan American Silver Corp. in connection with its $625-million acquisition of Aquiline Resources Inc.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Securities Law (since 2013), Corporate Law (since 2014), and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2019).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Agribusiness and Cannabis
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2011) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Private Equity) and recognized in the 2021 and 2020 edition (Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 1996
  • LLB, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 1995
  • B.Sc., Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1990