Alan Hutchison - Mining lawyer

Alan Hutchison

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Mining and Natural Resources

Key Contact: Latin America

Key Contact: Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Contact Information

tel: 604.692.2760



Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2001


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



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.

  • 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)

  • Britannia Mine Museum, Director

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

  • “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.