Fred R Pletcher is a partner at the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is chair of that firm's national mining group. He advises Canadian and international mining companies, underwriters and investors in connection with a broad range of transactions and issues within the mining industry, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, project finance, commercial contracts, public disclosure and corporate governance. He has 20 years of experience counselling on the legal aspects of mining projects in North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Noteworthy transactions on which Fred has advised include: Pan American Silver Corp’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Minefinders Corporation Ltd; Eldorado Gold Corporation’s $2.5 billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited and Far West Mining Ltd’s $725 million acquisition by Capstone Mining Corp and Korea Resources Corporation.
In addition to Who’s Who Legal, Fred has been recognised in Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory.
Mr Pletcher holds an LLM from Columbia University (1993), an LLB from the University of Toronto (1991) and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University (1988). He is called to the British Columbia bar (1993). Fred has served as a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and as an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange listings advisory committee and is an editor of Carswell's Securities Law and Practice (3rd edition). He has presented numerous papers on mining and securities law topics at conferences across Canada, the United States and Europe.
With more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is one of the largest Canadian full-service law firms focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions. BLG provides bilingual services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organisations.
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