Title: Commercial law

Profile

Khaled Abdel-Barr

Partner

 

Khaled Abdel-Barr

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
Canada
Phone:604-631-9233
Fax:604-669-1620
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Local Time:Mon. 08:03
Web site: Direct Page

Profile

Khaled practices mining law, advising on acquisitions and dispositions of mines and significant mining projects 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 agreements, mineral title review, and all phases of the mining 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.

Recognition and Ranking
* Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for mining law

 

Languages: English

 

Areas of Practice

 

Main Focus: Mining Law

  • Commercial Law
  • Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining

 

Professional Career

 

Significant Accomplishments

Khaled has recently acted for:

* 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


Publications

"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
"Supreme Court of Yukon Considers Duty to Consult and Mining System" (December 9, 2011), Co-author


Bar Admission

Washington State (1995) (non-practicing)
British Columbia (1996)

 

Education


University of British Columbia (B.Comm., 1992);
University of Detroit-Mercy (J.D., 1995);
University of Windsor (LL.B., 1995).