Chris Baldwin is “truly excellent and extremely experienced” when it comes to advising on international mining projects and transactions.
Chris advises on acquisitions and dispositions of mines and mining companies, project development and mine operations throughout Canada and the world. He has assisted in the structuring and negotiation of hundreds of transactions, including farm-ins and joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and mergers, and royalty sales. He has extensive experience with all legal aspects of the development, construction and financing of mines (including diamonds, coal and uranium), royalties, marketing contracts, ore sales contracts, impact benefit agreements with Aboriginals and environmental and regulatory matters. Chris has experience with tendering for mineral concessions and negotiating mining contracts with sovereign governments. His practice also includes acting as an expert witness in mining-related litigation.
Chris is recognised by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers (Mining Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver, 2013), Lexpert Guides, The Legal 500: Canada, WWL: Mining and Who’s Who Legal: Canada (mining chapter).
Chris is a member of the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Mining Law advisory board, and of the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines.
Chris has been called to the bars of British Columbia (1977), Northwest Territories (1994) and Nunavut (1999). Chris has lectured and taught extensively about the law related to mining, independent power development and forestry and corporations law.
Lawson Lundell is distinguished as one of the few Canadian law firms with a full mining practice that offers the complete range of legal services to the industry. The firm is experienced in every kind of mining transaction, and has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mining industry.