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Brett A. Kagetsu
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1996 - British Columbia

Primary Office: Vancouver

Brett A. Kagetsu

Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and is the former vice-chair of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. He has over 20 years' experience in leading the successful completion of financings, stock exchange listings and merger transactions.

Brett assists his public company clients with all legal aspects of their businesses, including securities law and stock exchange policy compliance, as well as with the conduct of shareholder meetings. He has also provided strategic advice to dissident shareholders in connection with contested shareholder meetings.

Brett has been included in legal directories such as Lexpert, The Legal 500The Best Lawyers in Canada and Who's Who Legal: Mining, and is a regular presenter for the TSX Venture Exchange on corporate governance and listings related topics.

Within Gowling WLG, Brett serves as co-leader of the firm's Australia and New Zealand team, and is an active member of the firm's China group, having assisted several Chinese companies that have invested in Canada or that have sought a Canadian stock exchange listing.


October2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

July2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

July2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

Featured insights & resources

Resiliency, optimism and opportunity at PDAC 2016

Multiple Authors

Article March 30, 2016

New retail opportunities: Prospectus exemption for IIROC dealers

Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva

Article January 20, 2016

The pendulum swings: Significant changes expected to Canadian take-over bid regime

Brett A. Kagetsu, Vanessa Grant

Article April 1, 2015

When mining-issuer investor presentations fall short

Brett A. Kagetsu

Article April 1, 2015

"V" is for V-File

Brett A. Kagetsu, Raymond Ong

Article February 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

October 2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

1996

1996

Year of Call, British Columbia

1995

1995

University of British Columbia, LLB

1991

1991

University of British Columbia, B.Comm.

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Brett Kagetsu

Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and is the former vice-chair ...

Brett Kagetsu
Featured insights & resources

Memberships

Insights & Resources

Count my vote: Canadian securities regulators publish proposed protocols for meeting vote reconciliation

Multiple Authors

Article April 25, 2016

Resiliency, optimism and opportunity at PDAC 2016

Multiple Authors

Article March 30, 2016

Maximizing shareholder value: Finalized amendments to Canadian take-over bid rules give targets more time

Multiple Authors

Article February 25, 2016

New retail opportunities: Prospectus exemption for IIROC dealers

Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva

Article January 20, 2016

Revised uniform Capital Markets Act and proposed initial regulations published today

Multiple Authors

Article August 1, 2015

When mining-issuer investor presentations fall short

Brett A. Kagetsu

Article April 1, 2015

The pendulum swings: Significant changes expected to Canadian take-over bid regime

Brett A. Kagetsu, Vanessa Grant

Article April 1, 2015

"V" is for V-File

Brett A. Kagetsu, Raymond Ong

Article February 1, 2015

Every vote should count – but only once: CSA publishes proxy voting consultation paper

Multiple Authors

Article August 16, 2013

Brett Kagetsu
Profile highlights

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Brett Kagetsu

Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and is the former vice-chair ...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Co-author of Canadian Chapter of "Getting the Deal Through" - Securities Finance 2011
  • Speaker at KPMG Mining Executive Forum (2010) regarding Canadian Securities laws
  • Speaker at several business seminars, including TSX listings roadshows in China and the United States, and is a regular presenter at the TSX Venture Exchange's Rules and Tools corporate governance workshops
  • Speaker at the Financial Executives International Presentation in respect of Canada's proposed national securities regulator (2009)
  • Speaker at the TSX Venture Exchange’s Rules and Tools corporate governance workshops (since 2003)
  • Speaker at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. seminar regarding investing in Canadian junior mining companies (2010), being listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange (2009), and Coal Mining Investment
  • Speaker at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association seminar regarding corporate governance (2007)
  • Speaker at Gowlings’ Bootcamp Workshop – “Choosing an Appropriate Corporate Structure” (2006)
  • Speaker at Bio Partnering North America on Canadian securities laws and the going public process (2005)

Speaking Engagements

Gowlings Networking Lunch at BIO

Events June 15, 2015

Client Work

Gowling WLG advises Platinum Group Metals on US$33-million public offering

Client Work May 26, 2016

Gowling WLG advises Yangarra Resources on $11.5-million bought deal financing

Client Work May 25, 2016

Gowling WLG advises Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. on $32-million bought deal financing

Client Work May 20, 2016

Amica Mature Lifestyles acquired by BayBridge Seniors Housing in $1.07 billion transaction

Client Work December 18, 2015

Candente Copper completes NSR Agreements on Cañariaco Project with Entrée Gold affiliate

Client Work September 24, 2015

Rokmaster acquires TMI and option to purchase operating Peru flotation plant

Client Work June 1, 2015

Candente Copper raises $750,000 in non-brokered private placement

Client Work April 7, 2015

Paramount Gold and Silver acquired by Coeur Mining and spins-off new exploration and development company

Client Work April 1, 2015

East Rail Maintenance Facility project reaches financial close

Client Work March 1, 2015

Milton District Hospital expansion project reaches financial close

Client Work March 1, 2015

Some of Brett's representative transactions include:

  • Acted for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. in connection with over $125 million in underwritten bought deal financings
  • Acted for Platinum Group Metals Ltd. in connection with a $35 million underwritten public offering
  • Acted for Candente Copper Corp. in connection with a $30 million private placement
  • Acted for Paramount Gold & Silver Corp. in connection with its acquisition of X-Cal Resources Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement
  • Acted for Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. on its IPO and subsequent private placement financings
  • Acted for Global Securities Corporation, a Vancouver-based investment dealer, on several IPOs and private placements

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Brett Kagetsu

Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and is the former vice-chair ...

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