Canada: Borden Ladner Gervais Expands Mining Strength
Last Updated: June 17 2015

Toronto (June 15, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced today that Erik Goldsilver has joined the firm as a partner in the Mining Group. Mr. Goldsilver advises clients in all stages of mining projects, from development and exploration to construction and operation.

"Our Mining Group is pleased to add Erik Goldsilver to the team," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO at BLG. "His overall expertise, particularly in royalty and metals streaming agreements, adds to the firm's already highly regarded practice."

Mr. Goldsilver practises business law with specific expertise in mining, natural resources and energy. He regularly acts for Canadian and international mining companies on acquisitions and dispositions of mines, mining projects and mining companies; project development; and mine operations in Canada and throughout the world.

"The diversity of his experience means our mining clients will benefit from the simplicity of dealing with one law firm from the beginning to the end of a project," stated Fred Pletcher, partner and national leader of BLG's Mining Group.

Mr. Goldsilver also advises on the structuring and negotiation of option and joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, royalty arrangements, offtake agreements and streaming agreements and has notable experience dealing with matters related to indigenous communities. He is highly ranked for his mining expertise in the current editions of Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Natural Resources Law), the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2010-2015 (Mining), The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Mining), Who's Who Legal 2015 (Mining), Latinvex 2014 and IFLR1000 for banking, energy and infrastructure, M&A, project development, project finance and mining.

"I decided to join BLG because of its breadth of practice; it has well-respected mining practitioners," commented Erik Goldsilver. "The firm is also well-known for its commitment to providing clients with the best legal advice in an efficient manner, while maintaining a strong team culture.  I am looking forward to being part of BLG."

Mr. Goldsilver graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1997. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999 and is a member of the Ontario Energy Association and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

BLG's Mining Group provides clients with insightful legal advice, practical operational strategies and assistance in resolving complex disputes, across Canada and around the world.  The team has extensive experience working with clients on a range of projects that include acquisitions and dispositions of mining properties; options agreements; joint venture agreements; project finance; royalty, streaming, off-take and ore sales agreements; confidentiality agreements; tenure issues; permitting; and engineering, construction and infrastructure agreements. BLG's commitment to providing clients with the highest quality of service also results in the recognition of our professionals by their peers. Members of BLG's Mining Group are recognized in Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Latin AmericaLeading Lawyers for Business, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining, The Best Lawyers in Canada® and Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers.

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