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Sources are quick to praise Khal for his growing influence both within the firm and the market. One interviewee noted that he is "responsive, organized and focused on achieving the best result for the client," while another described him as "very, very thoughtful and careful - his work product is excellent."

- Chambers Canada, 2018 Guide 

Khaled practices mining law, advising on acquisitions and dispositions of mines and significant mining projects  and mine financing 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 and streaming agreements, mineral title review, and all aspects of the mining life-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.

Professional Activities

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Director, former at-large Trustee 
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Co-Chair of the Mining Section for the 2018 RMMLF Annual Institute
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Anti-Corruption Team, Member
  • Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, Member
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Member
  • Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, Member

Community Activities

  • West Vancouver Soccer Club, Past Director and Secretary 

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Mining law
  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada) category
  • Chambers Global: recognized in the Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada) category
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Mining law
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2017 to 2018: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers 
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2013 to 2017: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2017: recognized for Mining
  • Legal 500 Canada: recommended in the Energy (Mining) category
  • International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers: recognized as being among the world's leading mining lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal Canada: recognized for Mining law
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: Peer Review rated 4.5 out of 5

Experience

Experience

Khaled has recently acted for:

  • An international mining company in connection with the purchase of a large scale open pit gold mine based in Nevada, USA and the sale of advanced exploration properties located in British Columbia, Mexico, Chile and Western Australia
  • An intermediate gold mining company, providing external legal support in connection with all of its existing and proposed Canadian mines
  • The exploration group of a major international mining company advising on acquisitions and dispositions of mining projects across Canada and around the world
  • A gold and silver developer providing ongoing legal support and advice in respect of all aspects of the developer's business including land tenure, permitting and licensing in connection with a significant project in Nunavut 
  • Newmont Mining Corp. on its acquisition of Fronteer Gold Inc. including its Long-Canyon, Northumberland, and Sandman projects in Nevada for C$2.3 billion
  • 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
  • An international mining company in connection with an investment in a mining project located in Jamaica
  • 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 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

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • "Understanding Royalty Structures, Royalty Financing and Streaming Arrangements", January 23, 2015, Co-Presenter
  • "Joint Venture and Shareholders’ Agreements", The Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, ON (February 21, 2012), Lecturer
Khaled Abdel-Barr, Lawson Lundell Photo
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Bar Admissions

  • Northwest Territories (2016)
  • Yukon (2016)
  • Nunavut (2012)
  • British Columbia (1996)
  • Washington State (1995) (currently non-practising)

Education

University of British Columbia (B.Comm., 1992)

University of Windsor (LL.B., 1995)

University of Detroit-Mercy (J.D., 1995)

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