Lawyers Toronto

James Leech

Dan HollandJames is a member of the commercial law group at Himelfarb Proszanski. He regularly acts on a broad range corporate, commercial, and business law matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, joint ventures, funds, and partnerships.

He has a diverse client base in a range of sectors including technology, media, construction, development and natural resources.

James has acted for public and private issuers, developers, underwriters and investment dealers in connection with debt and equity capital financings, share and asset purchases, prospectus offerings, reverse-takeovers, private placements, and transactions involving capital pool companies. He regularly provides advice on complex commercial arrangements, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, and regulatory compliance obligations.

Prior to joining Himelfarb Proszanski, James was an associate in the business law group of a nationally recognized law firm.

James takes a proactive, client-first approach to problem solving. He is quick-thinking, highly responsive and skilled at providing clients with the information they need to make timely business decisions that matter.

Memberships

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association

Education

LLB., University of Western Ontario Law School, 2004
M,Sc., University of Western Ontario, 2004
B.Sc.. (with Honours) University of Western Ontario, 1999
Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Law School, 2012

Representative Transactions

Counsel to Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. in connection with its $117,600,000 acquisition of San Antonio Internacional Co. Inc., a Columbian oil-field services company, together with the associated $140,000,000 secured loan financing and $123,000,000 private placement of Series B Preference Shares. (Lexpert Reported)

Counsel to XE.Com Inc. and the shareholders thereof in connection with its acquisition by Euronet Worldwide, Inc. for a purchase price in excess of $100,000,000. (Lexpert Reported)

Counsel to Cytochroma Inc., a leading speciality pharmaceutical company in connection with its acquisition by OPKO Health Inc. for a purchase price in excess of $150,000,000. (Lexpert Reported)

Counsel to a TSXV listed Argentinean based resource issuer. in connection with a $15,000,000 private placement offering of convertible debentures.

Counsel to a South American based oil field services company, in connection with a US$20,000,000 acquisition of STS de los Andes S.A., a Colombian oil-field services company.

Counsel to Estrella International Energy Services Ltd., in connection with the reverse take-over of Everest Ventures Inc., a capital pool company.

Counsel to a private South American based resource issuer, in connection with a US$40 million brokered private placement of special warrants and US$35 million conversion of debt to equity.

Counsel to a Canadian manufacturer of industrial chemical processing equipment, in connection with the manufacture and supply of a $120 million industrial potash processing plant to Rio Tinto (Vale).

Counsel to Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. in connection with a $20,000,000 public offering of common shares.

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