Brett Seifred

Partner

Brett Seifred

Brett Seifred

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2002

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Brett Seifred

Partner

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

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Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in its joint C$2.85-billion sale with Rogers Communications Inc. of Freedom Mobile Inc. to Quebecor Inc.

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Premium Nickel Resources Corporation

Acting for the special committee of the board of directors of Premium Nickel Resources Corporation in its reverse takeover of North American Nickel Inc.

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Waterton Global Resource Management LP

Acted for Waterton Global Resource Management LP in the sale of Nevada gold portfolio from Clover Nevada LLC to Element79 Gold Corp. The portfolio consists of the flagship Maverick Springs Project and 15 additional projects that comprise the Battle Mountain portfolio.

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Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its US$110-million acquisition of Boyd Metals, a metal services centre operator with locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

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The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group in its acquisition, through Pallinghurst Nickel International Limited, of a 19.2% interest in Talon Metals Corp. from Resource Capital Fund VI L.P. Talon Metals is a TSX-listed base metals company with a nickel-copper-cobalt project in the United States.

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Lithium Royalty Corp.

Acted for Lithium Royalty Corp. (LRC) in connection with its right to purchase a 60% interest in the Moblan mining project held by Guo Ao Lithium Ltd. for US$86.5 million, which right was assigned from LRC to Sayona Mining prior to closing.

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AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in its US$42.5-million acquisition and related financing of Ace Elastomer, Inc., a leading North American custom rubber compounder.

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Serruya Private Equity

Acting for Serruya Private Equity in connection with the backstopped US$100-million equity investment in MedMen Enterprises Inc., a premier U.S. cannabis retailer.

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Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc., one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America, in its joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America Inc. whereby each company combined their respective Canadian OCTG/line pipe business into a newly incorporated company, named TriMark Tubulars Ltd.

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Waterton Global Resource Management LP

Acted for Waterton Global Resource Management LP in its sale to Galane Gold Ltd. of the Summit Mine and the infrastructure constituting the Banner Mill in New Mexico from Pyramid Peak Mining, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waterton.

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Buyer Beware: In Canada’s First COVID-19 “Busted Deal” Decision, Court Finds That Duo Bank Cannot Terminate Its Acquisition of Fairstone Financial

Dec. 15, 2020 - The economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in “busted deal” litigation in M&A transactions in the United States and Canada. 1 The crux of the litigation is whether the buyer may abandon the transaction without penalty on the basis of allegations that the pandemic...

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Ontario

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IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A

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The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Next Generation Partner)

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2002

Education
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Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB (Gold Medallist), 2000
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1996

Teaching Engagements
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Brett teaches advanced corporate law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in its joint C$2.85-billion sale with Rogers Communications Inc. of Freedom Mobile Inc. to Quebecor Inc.

Premium Nickel Resources Corporation

Acting for the special committee of the board of directors of Premium Nickel Resources Corporation in its reverse takeover of North American Nickel Inc.

Waterton Global Resource Management LP

Acted for Waterton Global Resource Management LP in the sale of Nevada gold portfolio from Clover Nevada LLC to Element79 Gold Corp. The portfolio consists of the flagship Maverick Springs Project and 15 additional projects that comprise the Battle Mountain portfolio.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its US$110-million acquisition of Boyd Metals, a metal services centre operator with locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group in its acquisition, through Pallinghurst Nickel International Limited, of a 19.2% interest in Talon Metals Corp. from Resource Capital Fund VI L.P. Talon Metals is a TSX-listed base metals company with a nickel-copper-cobalt project in the United States.

Lithium Royalty Corp.

Acted for Lithium Royalty Corp. (LRC) in connection with its right to purchase a 60% interest in the Moblan mining project held by Guo Ao Lithium Ltd. for US$86.5 million, which right was assigned from LRC to Sayona Mining prior to closing.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in its US$42.5-million acquisition and related financing of Ace Elastomer, Inc., a leading North American custom rubber compounder.

Serruya Private Equity

Acting for Serruya Private Equity in connection with the backstopped US$100-million equity investment in MedMen Enterprises Inc., a premier U.S. cannabis retailer.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc., one of the largest metals distribution companies in North America, in its joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America Inc. whereby each company combined their respective Canadian OCTG/line pipe business into a newly incorporated company, named TriMark Tubulars Ltd.

Waterton Global Resource Management LP

Acted for Waterton Global Resource Management LP in its sale to Galane Gold Ltd. of the Summit Mine and the infrastructure constituting the Banner Mill in New Mexico from Pyramid Peak Mining, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waterton.

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Ontario

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A

The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Next Generation Partner)

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB (Gold Medallist), 2000
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1996

Teaching Engagements

Brett teaches advanced corporate law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.