Partner announcement

Stuart Breen joins Lawson Lundell

February 11, 2014

Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to welcome Stuart Breen, a leading corporate finance and securities lawyer, as a partner based in the Vancouver office.

Stuart brings extensive experience advising domestic and international companies in corporate, commercial and securities matters. His experience spans a wide variety of transactions including equity and debt financings, business combinations, acquisitions and stock exchange listings, and advising clients on corporate and securities regulatory compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

A significant portion of Stuart’s work has been focused on the mineral exploration, development and mining industry where he has assisted clients with completing commercial transactions such as joint ventures, option/earn-ins, royalties, strategic investments and asset acquisitions. Stuart also regularly provides advice on the unique continuous disclosure requirements of companies in the mining industry. Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Stuart was a partner at a national law firm where he sat on its national executive of the energy, infrastructure and mining industry group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stuart to the firm,” said Valerie Mann, Managing Partner at Lawson Lundell. “We are confident that his public market experience and involvement in a variety of transactions will make him a strong addition to our global mining group. Our clients will benefit from his industry knowledge and experience with legal and technical issues combined with his ability to find practical solutions that take into account the business realities they face.”

Stuart is recognized as a leading lawyer nationally and internationally. He is listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a lawyer to watch of leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. He has been recognized by the International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers in 2014. He was featured in Lexpert magazine’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Canada in 2012, and was named one of the top business professionals under 40 in British Columbia by Business in Vancouver.

About Lawson Lundell’s Mining Group:

Lawson Lundell’s Mining Group is recognized around the world as a leader in mining and natural resources law. We have a long established Canadian and international mining practice that spans the range of legal services required by mining companies around the world and in Canada. Our experienced project development team is actively involved from early stage exploration and tenure acquisition through development, permitting, operations and closure of projects. Our experienced mining finance team is focused on raising capital and mergers and acquisitions activity.

Lawson Lundell LLP

Lawson Lundell LLP is a leading western Canadian business law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife. The firm's #1 ranking in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's 2012 survey of regional law firms in British Columbia, Alberta and northern Canada attests to its substantial footprint in resource and other business sectors in the region, but the firm's reach extends well beyond the areas in which it has offices. Many of the firm's largest clients have head offices outside Canada. The firm has developed high-quality speciality areas that enable it to provide a full range of services to international businesses. The firm and its lawyers are consistently recognised in leading directories.

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Stuart Breen

Lawson Lundell LLP

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University of British Columbia

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