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Alan Hutchison - Mining lawyer

Alan Hutchison

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Mining

Contact Information

tel: 604.692.2760



Areas of Expertise
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. 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.

  • Maverix Metals Inc.

    Maverix Metals Inc. in its acquisition of an additional 1.5% NSR royalty and concurrent private placement on TMAC Resources Inc’s Hope Bay Gold Mine

  • Evrim Resources Corp.

    Evrim Resources Corp. in its strategic investment from Newmont Mining Corporation

  • EMR Capital

    EMR Capital in its announced agreement to acquire the Cerro Colorado mine in Chile from BHP Billiton Limited for an aggregate cost of up to US$320 million, US$50 million of which is contingent on the future price of copper.

  • South32

    South32 in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Arizona Mining

  • Polaris Materials Corp.

    Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Polaris Materials Corp. in its sale to U.S. Concrete, Inc. for $310 million

  • Dominion Diamond Corporation

    Lenders and underwriters in the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation by Washington Companies Corp.

  • China Gold International Resources Corp.

    China Gold International Resources Corp. in its US$500 million bond offering

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015-2019: Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada)
    • "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."
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012-2019: Foreign Expert in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Mining in Peru and Latin America-wide
    • "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, 2015-2019: Mining; Litigation; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market

Best Lawyers

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Securities Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Mining Law

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who's Who Legal: International - Mining, 2014-2019
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada - Mining, 2014-2018

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2015-2019: Recomended Lawyer; Energy and Natural Resources: Mining
  • The Legal 500, 2016: Corporate and M&A

  • 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.