Kevin Sorochan

Senior Counsel

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Office: Vancouver

Main: (604) 608-4560

Fax: (604) 682-7131

Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2005)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 2004)
  • BBA (Simon Fraser, 1998)

Kevin advises clients across a number of industries on capital markets & securities matters, M&A, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and financing.

Recent mergers and acquisitions transactions:

  • Canadian counsel for Kodiak Oil & Gas Ltd., a NYSE-listed company, in connection with its US$6 billion acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Crop. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Alexandria Minerals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Murgor Resources Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Fiore Gold Ltd. in connection with its reverse take-over of Fiore Exploration Ltd. and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Acted for Bonterra Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Metanor Resources Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Gatling Exploration Inc. in connection with its spin-out from Bonterra Resources Inc. by way of plan of arrangement and concurrent listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Acted for the special committee of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kennady Diamonds Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Alpha Minerals Inc., in connection with its $165 million business combination transaction with Fission Uranium Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Alpha Exploration Inc. in connection with its spinout from Alpha Minerals Inc. by way of plan of arrangement and subsequent financing and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Acted for Oromin Explorations Inc. in connection with its $55 million acquisition by Teranga Gold Corporation pursuant to a supported takeover bid.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange-listed mineral exploration company in connection with the sale of a 49% interest in an Argentina-based mineral project to a NYSE-listed mining company for US$60 million.
  • Acted as securities counsel for the vendor of several storage unit properties to StorageVault Canada Inc. for $52.5 million.
  • Acted for TerraX Minerals Inc. in connection with a royalty sale to and strategic investment from Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.
  • Acted for the special committee of Synex International Inc. in connection with a proxy contest at a contested annual general meeting.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company in connection with the sale of its oil and gas assets to a private equity fund.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange-listed mineral exploration company in connection with the acquisition of certain mineral properties from a court-appointed receiver.
  • Acted for various TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies in connection with spinout transactions by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for various securities dealers in their capacity as financial advisors on mergers and acquisitions transactions.
  • Acted for various TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies in connection with qualifying transactions, reverse takeover transactions and change of business transactions.
  • Acted for various TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies in connection with their initial public offerings.

Recent financing transactions:

  • Acted as Canadian counsel for Kodiak Oil & Gas Ltd., in connection with the issuance of US$350 million in senior notes.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters in connection with several private and public financing rounds for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters in connection with the initial public offering and follow-on short form prospectus offerings of a real estate limited partnership aggregating US$250 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters in connection with the initial public offering and follow-on short form prospectus offering of a TSX-listed mining company aggregating $94.5 million.
  • Acted for a TSX-listed mining company in connection with a series of short form prospectus offerings aggregating $39 million.
  • Acted for Midway Gold Corp., in connection with a short form prospectus offering US$28.75 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters in connection with the initial public offerings of a series of real estate trusts for proceeds aggregating in excess of $250 million.
  • Acted for a TSX Venture Exchange-listed mineral exploration company in connection with a series of brokered and non-brokered financings aggregating $9 million.
  • Acted as counsel to numerous TSX Venture Exchange, TSX and Canadian Securities Exchange listed companies in connection with private placements, rights offerings and prospectus financings of common shares, convertible debentures, special warrants and subscription receipts.
  • Acted as counsel for a variety of underwriters and agents in connection with private placements, rights offerings and prospectus financings of common shares, convertible debentures, special warrants and subscription receipts.

Kevin Sorochan regularly acts for securities dealers in equity and debt financing transactions, including private placements, rights offerings and prospectus filings. He also advises management and special committees of resource and non-resource clients with respect to initial public offerings, reverse take-over transactions, take-over bids, change of business transactions, corporate governance, securities regulatory matters and stock exchange listings on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange.

Kevin is active in amateur sports in his community and was a long-serving minor hockey and minor baseball official. He is currently a team official for North Shore Winter Club Minor Hockey, North Vancouver Football Club, North Shore Girls Soccer and Mount Seymour Little League.

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2016-2020)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Securities Law (2020)