Alan Hutchison - Mining lawyer

Alan Hutchison

Partner, Corporate

Co-Chair: Mining and Natural Resources

Key Contact: Latin America

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.

  • General Motors Co.

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

  • 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

  • Credit Suisse AG

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

  • 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.

  • Crystal Peak Minerals Inc.

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

  • ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in its joint venture with Triple M Metal

  • Zenabis Global Inc.

    Zenabis Global Inc. in its completed public offering of units

  • Transition Metals Corp.

    Transition Metals Corp. in its sale of royalty interests to Nova Royalties

  • Fibocom Wireless Inc.

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

  • Evrim Resources Corp.

    Evrim Resources Corp. in its merger with Renaissance Gold Inc.

  • Rio Tinto Exploration

    Rio Tinto Exploration in its Option and Strategic Alliance Agreements with Calibre Mining Corp.

  • Samsung C&T U.K. Limited

    Samsung C&T U.K. in its US$11.25 million gold doré prepayment facility to Great Panther Mining Limited

  • Maverix Metals Inc.

    Maverix Metals Inc. in its US$74 million acquisition of the royalty portfolio of Kinross Gold Corporation

  • Lion One Metals Limited

    Lion One Metals Limited in its $11.5 million brokered private placement

  • The Special Committee of Canfor Corp.

    The Special Committee of Canfor in Canfor’s arrangement agreement with Great Pacific Capital

  • Maverix Metals Inc.

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

  • 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.

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  • 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.