Marc Pothier, LL.B
Marc Pothier focuses primarily on securities, corporate finance and mining law. He also has particular expertise in addressing tax issues related to the issuance of flow-through shares by resource issuers.
Marc specializes in drafting agreements pertaining to mining exploration properties – i.e. sale and purchase, option, joint venture and royalty agreements.
He has participated in numerous initial public offerings, exchange listings, private placements, mergers, arrangements, spin-offs, reorganizations, takeovers and qualifying transactions conducted by a large number of issuers.
Marc is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in the area of mining and natural resources law. He is included by the Best Lawyers in Canada Directory since 2008 and in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory since 2012. Marc Pothier was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Natural Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Montreal.
In 2005-2006, Marc was instrumental in the successful sale by Virginia Gold Mines Inc. of its Éléonore gold project to Goldcorp Inc. for a total consideration of US$420 million.
Université de Montréal, LL.B, 1988
Barreau du Québec (Bar of Quebec), 1989
Canadian Securities Course, 1994
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Certificate in Mining Law, 2012