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Khaled Abdel-Barr

Khaled Abdel-Barr

Partner

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

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Profile
Khaled practices mining law, advising on acquisitions and dispositions of mines and significant mining projects and mine financing and on a broad range of mining related matters, both domestically and internationally, including the negotiation of earn-in, joint venture, strategic alliance and royalty and streaming agreements, mineral title review, and all aspects of the mining life-cycle (from exploration, development and production, to reclamation and mine closure).

Khaled also practises corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Khaled advises clients on a broad range of transactions, both domestic and cross-border, and in many different industries, including share and asset acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity financings and corporate structuring and reorganizations. He acts for a number of private equity clients including HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc., Tricor Pacific Capital Inc., Wellspring Capital Management and Yellow Point Equity Partners.

Khaled also advises clients in the energy sector, having significant experience dealing with contractual issues in connection with the purchase and sale of energy and other energy related transactions.

Bar Admissions

Nunavut (2012)
British Columbia (1996)
Washington State (1995) (currently non-practising)

Education

University of British Columbia (B.Comm., 1992)
University of Detroit-Mercy (J.D., 1995)
University of Windsor (LL.B., 1995)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Khaled has recently acted for:

*An international mining company in connection with the purchase of a large scale open pit gold mine based in Nevada, USA and the sale of advanced exploration properties located in British Columbia, Mexico, Chile and Western Australia
*An intermediate gold mining company, providing external legal support in connection with all of its existing and proposed Canadian mines
*The exploration group of a major international mining company advising on acquisitions and dispositions of mining projects across Canada and around the world
*A gold and silver developer providing ongoing legal support and advice in respect of all aspects of the developer's business including land tenure, permitting and licensing in connection with a significant project in Nunavut
* Talisman Energy Inc. in connection with the sale of the Sukunka coal property, located in Northeastern British Columbia to Xstrata Coal
* The seller of an advanced exploration project located in Nunavut
* The buyer of an exploration project in Peru
* The seller of an exploration project in Western Australia
* An international mining company in connection with the sale of its advanced exploration properties located in British Columbia
* An electric utility in the $825 million purchase of an undivided interest in a 493 MW hydro-electric dam in British Columbia and the complex operating arrangements between the electric utility and its private sector co-owner
* An international mining company in connection with the sale of a large land package located in Alaska
* An international mining company in connection with the sale of a past-producing molybdenum mine in British Columbia
* An international mining company in connection with the sale of a land package located in Mexico
* An international mining company in connection with the sale of various mines and mine-sites located in British Columbia
* An AIM-listed corporation in connection with the acquisition of various mining interests including a mining project located in Greenland
* A US based coal company in connection with the sale of its coal mines located in British Columbia and Alberta to the Fording Coal Income Trust
* Various Canadian and international private equity funds in connection with the financing, acquisition and disposition of their portfolio businesses, including:
* the acquisition of an extruded plastics business with manufacturing operations in Ontario and the United States, and the subsequent sale of that business
* the acquisition of a significant interest in a Canadian manufacturer of specialized tank trucks and trailers
* the acquisition of a packaging and printing business with operations in Ontario and the United States
* the acquisition of a specialty metals distribution and processing business with operations in Western Canada and the United States, and the subsequent sale of that business
* the acquisition of a significant interest in a manufacturer and distributor of industrial valves that serves the North American oil and gas markets
* the acquisition of an industrial supplies distribution company
* the acquisition of a well-known restaurant chain operating in Western Canada
* the acquisition of a cellulose pulp mill in British Columbia, and the subsequent sale of that business
* the acquisition of a number of agribusiness companies located in British Columbia
* The leading provider of repair parts and services for commercial kitchen equipment in Western Canada in connection with the sale of its business
* A distributor of pharmaceutical products in connection with the sale of its business


Professional Associations

Recognitions and Rankings
- Chambers Global 2016: recognized in the Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada) category
- Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the 2016 editorial for Energy (Mining)
- Chambers Canada 2016: recognized in the Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada) category
- 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Mining law
- Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: AV Peer Review rated
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015: consistently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Mining law
- Lexpert Special Edition 2014/2015 and 2013/14: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining
- International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers 2015: recognized as being among the world's leading mining lawyers


Seminars

"Understanding Royalty Structures, Royalty Financing and Streaming Arrangements", Mineral Exploration RoundUp 2015 – Short Course – Mining Law: What Every CEO Should Know (January 23, 2015), Co-Presenter

"Joint Venture and Shareholders’ Agreements", The Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, ON (February 21, 2012), Lecturer
Blogs

Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

Real Estate Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting your business. The topics addressed in Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants,...

The Business Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

Articles

"Commentary: Tapped resources - Water use and its impact on mining in Canada", The Northern Miner (January 19, 2016), Co-author
Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell's article on "Moving Towards Sustainable Development: How Canadian Mining Companies Are Leading By Example" (Fall 2015), Co-author
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mining Law 2016 (August 2015)
Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on "Engagement with Aboriginal Groups as a Threshold Issue in Mining Development" (Fall 2014)
Canada Chapter: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mining Law 2015
“Polar Mining: The Next Frontier”, Resource World (April 2014)
"Digging For Relief: Restructuring Laws Helping Fill Financial Holes in Canada's Mining Sector", Business in Vancouver (December 10, 2013), Co-author
Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on polar mining "The Next Frontier" (October 31, 2013), Author
Mining report: PDAC's appeal to B.C.-based mining firms (April 30, 2013), Author
"The Reemergence of Strategic Alliances in Mineral Exploration" (February 13, 2013), Author
Khaled Abdel-Barr quoted in The Financial Post, "Mining lawyers bullish on next year" (December 12, 2012), Interview
"Supreme Court of Yukon Considers Duty to Consult and “Free Entry” Mining System" (December 9, 2011), Co-author
Lawson Lundell represents BC Hydro in the $825 million purchase of a 1/3 interest in the 493 megawatt Waneta Dam from Teck Metals Ltd. (March 22, 2010)


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