David Overall is an associate in the Business Law Group at Cassels, practicing in the areas of corporate, commercial, and securities law with a particular focus on the mining sector. He has experience in a range of public and private company transactions and advises on stock exchange matters, continuous disclosure obligations, and general corporate governance. He also maintains a practice in Aboriginal law, offering expertise in consultation and regulatory matters as well as the negotiation and drafting of commercial arrangements for both industry and Indigenous clients.
David’s recent experience includes representing:
- multiple international mining companies, including Freeport McMoRan Inc. and Antofagasta Minerals S.A., with respect to earn-in, joint venture, offtake and royalty transactions in jurisdictions worldwide
- Corvus Gold Inc. in its US$370 million all-cash acquisition by AngloGold Ashanti Limited
- Euro Manganese Inc. in the $8.5 million strategic investment by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to develop the Chvaletice manganese project in the Czech Republic
- multiple First Nations and industry proponents with respect to negotiation and implementation of impact benefit agreements and related arrangements concerning mining and energy projects throughout Canada
- multiple TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and NEO Exchange-listed companies with respect to continuous disclosure obligations, corporate governance, private placements, rights offerings and prospectus financings
- multiple underwriters and agents in connection with private placements and prospectus financings of common shares, convertible debentures, and special warrants
David completed his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Certificate in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University and has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law. While in law school David received multiple academic awards and was the first law student in Canada to be awarded the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation Scholarship.
Prior to his legal career, David worked as a project manager serving Indigenous communities and natural resource companies throughout British Columbia and northern Canada.