Alan Hutchison

Alan is a partner in Osler’s Corporate Group and Co-Chair of Osler's Mining Group. He practises in the areas of corporate finance and securities and corporate/commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Alan also practises in the areas of mining law and specializes in the mining sector.

Alan regularly advises public companies and securities dealers in public and private financing transactions (both equity and debt), including private placements and prospectus offerings. Alan also regularly acts in take-over bids, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and joint ventures. He also advises public companies on general corporate and securities law matters, including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues.


Representative Work

  • Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.

    Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. in its proposed acquisition of Nova Royalty for $190 million

  • Regal Resources Royalties Fund

    Regal Resources Royalties Fund in its US$40 million investment in Sandbox Royalties Corp.

  • AuTECO Minerals

    AuTECO Minerals in its acquisition of the Green Bay Copper-Gold Project

  • Silver Crown Royalties

    Silver Crown Royalties in its acquisition of a silver royalty on Gold Mountain Mining Corp.’s Elk Gold Mine

  • Lion One Metals Limited

    Lion One Metals Limited in its closing of a $27 million bought deal public offering

  • Meridian Mining

    Meridian Mining in its completion of an $18.4 million bought deal public offering

  • General Motors Co.

    General Motors Co. in its US$650 million equity investment in Lithium Americas Corp.

  • Blockstream

    Blockstream in its raising of US$125 million to develop their crypto mining services

  • Rio Tinto plc

    Rio Tinto in the sale of its Roughrider Project to Uranium Energy

  • Lion One Metals Limited

    Lion One Metals Limited in its bought deal offering with Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp.

  • Hecla Mining

    Hecla Mining in its definitive agreement to acquire Alexco Resource Corp.

  • Zacatecas Silver

    Zacatecas Silver in its US$60 million acquisition of the Esperanza Gold Project and $19.15 subscription receipt offering

  • Amarillo Gold Corp.

    Amarillo Gold Corp. in its acquisition by Hochschild Mining PLC

  • Tintic Consolidated Metals

    Tintic in its acquisition by Osisko

  • Crystal Peak Minerals Inc.

    Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. in its reverse takeover by Western Exploration

  • Orminex Limited

    Orminex Limited in its acquisition of Nippon Dragon’s project interests

  • Momentum Minerals

    Momentum Minerals Ltd. in its merger with IM Exploration Inc.

  • Maverix Metals Inc.

    Maverix Metals Inc. in its royalty portfolio acquisition from Pan American Silver Corp.

  • Credit Suisse AG

    Credit Suisse in its capacity as agent for the first lien lenders to Dominion Diamond Mines ULC

  • Fibocom Wireless Inc.

    Fibocom Wireless in its acquisition of Sierra Wireless’ automotive embedded module product line for US$165 million

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Mar 8, 2024

    PDAC 2024 delivers mixed signals as attendees look for answers to industry challenges

    PDAC 2024 kicked off with a strong start with large crowds and a buzz of optimism seeking answers to industry challenges.

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    PDAC 2024 delivers mixed signals as attendees look for answers to industry challenges
  • Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

    Canada emerging as a powerhouse in the global EV supply chain

    Ambitious goals to decarbonize the economy, combined with global geopolitical dynamics.

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    Canada emerging as a powerhouse in the global EV supply chain
  • Osler Update Jun 28, 2023

    LIFE lessons: initial experience with the listed issuer financing exemption

    Alan Hutchison, Minji Park and Peter Horemans review CSA Staff Notice 45-330 and provides commentary on their experience with financings under the...

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  • Osler Update May 31, 2023

    Ontario Court of Appeal provides guidance on the meaning of ‘material change’ under the Securities Act

    What constitutes a “material change” requiring disclosure under the Ontario Securities Act? Two companion decisions from the Ontario Court of...

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    Ontario Court of Appeal provides guidance on the meaning of ‘material change’ under the Securities Act
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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada); Foreign Expert in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Mining in Peru and Latin America-wide
    • "He is a good sounding board for the business, in terms of what we are trying to achieve. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge on deals and financing."
    • "He works regularly on international mining matters, and advised AQM Copper on a range of commercial law and joint governance matters in relation to its Zafranal project in Peru"
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Mining; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; British Columbia mining lawyers
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Mining
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Securities Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources: Mining; Corporate and M&A
  • Thomson Reuters: "Stand-out Lawyer"
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized in Mining (International); Mining (Canada)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Project Development (Highly Regarded)

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Jan 9, 2024

    34 Osler lawyers recognized in 2024 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

    Osler is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2024 edition of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500...

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  • Osler News Oct 23, 2023

    Nine Osler lawyers recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Mining 2023

    Congratulations to nine Osler lawyers recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition: Mining 2023, highlighting leading lawyers in the sector.

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  • Osler News Apr 19, 2023

    42 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Osler is proud to announce 42 of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023.

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  • Media Mentions Jan 27, 2023

    Canadian miners facing big tax hikes as mineral-rich countries look to cash in on commodities boom – The Globe and Mail

    Mining companies in the future are likely to engage earlier with host countries in the hopes of finding a fair solution for both parties.

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Community Involvement

  • Britannia Mine Museum, Director


Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 22/11/2022
Mining breakfast – Prepare and Protect!
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Published Work

  • “Preparing for Consolidation”, Canadian Mining Magazine, April 2015.
  • Quoted in Lexpert, “10 New Client Legal Needs in Canada”, October 19, 2015.
  • Quoted in Lexpert, “Alternative Financing”, September 23, 2015.
  • Quoted in Financial Post, “PDAC 2015: Lawyers still look to China for mining deals”, March 3, 2015.
  • “BCSC Action Reinforces Lessons for Continuous Disclosure”, iComply for Mining in Canada, No. 3, July 2012.

Credentials

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Securities and Business Law Subsections, B.C. Branch, Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Mineral Exploration of British Columbia
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada