Title: Commercial law


Anthony W. Ryan



Anthony Ryan

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
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Tony* advises clients in the forestry, mining and investment businesses, as well as counselling directors and officers on governance and compliance with securities regulation. His experience includes underwritings and private placements for issuers and investment bankers, mergers and acquisitions, including contested take-over bids, arrangements, going private and related party transactions, and financial restructuring. He is involved in establishing joint ventures and limited partnerships and has experience in the creation, operation and termination of income trusts.

*Law Corporation

Recognition and Ranking
* Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate mid-market law
* Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:
- repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for: corporate mid-market law
- repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for: corporate commercial law
* Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, securities, natural resources law and mining law
* Expert Guides: recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of capital markets and banking finance & transactional (capital markets)
* Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: AV Peer Review rated


Languages: English


Areas of Practice


  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Securities


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

In addition to acting as regular counsel to reporting issuer clients engaged in forestry, gold mining and real estate leasing, Tony's experience includes advising:

* A gold mining exploration and development company on a joint venture with a major gold mining company for exploration of properties in Colombia
* A special committee of independent directors on a sale of a casino business
* Trustees of an income fund on their response to an unsolicited take-over bid for a majority of the outstanding units
* A special committee of independent directors on the sale of a software systems company
* A society on the special meeting of members to approve the proposed sale of a community television network
* A gold mining company on purchase of the interest of a majority joint venturer in a Chilean gold property
* An integrated forest products company on a joint venture to build and operate an oriented strand board facility in a limited partnership
* A special committee of directors on the merger by arrangement of two diamond mining companies
* A gold mining exploration and development company on a proposed joint venture in Russia
* The general partner of a limited partnership in the disposition of vineyard and ranch lands in the Okanagan Valley community

Professional Associations

Community Activities
* Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children, Former Director and Chair
* Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Society, Chair
* Vancouver Playhouse Board, former Member
* Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, former Secretary


Tony serves as a speaker and panellist in seminars for legal and business groups in matters relating to public financings, syndications and securities law and forestry.

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British Columbia (1976)



Stanford University (A.B., 1968)
McGill University (LL.B., 1972)