James Lyle


 | Toronto

James Lyle is a partner in the Securities Group at Cassels. James’ practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate and securities law matters. James has extensive capital markets experience, regularly acting for both issuers and investment banks in connection with public offerings, private placements, and going-public transactions (including IPOs and RTOs). In addition to his transactional work, James advises on continuous disclosure and Canadian stock exchange matters. James represents clients across a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on exploration and development-stage mining companies.

James’ representative work includes acting as counsel for:

  • Montage Gold Corp. (TSXV: MAU) in connection with its IPO.
  • Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO) in connection with various bought deal public offerings.
  • Sigma Lithium Corporation (TSXV, NASDAQ: SGML) in connection with various private placement financings.
  • NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX: NEXT) in connection with a strategic investment by Vision Blue Resources Ltd.
  • A syndicate of Underwriters, co-led by BMO Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc., in connection with the IPO of Ero Copper Corp. (TSX: ERO).
  • A syndicate of Underwriters, led by Cormark Securities Inc., in connection with a “flow-through” bought deal public offering of Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX: AR).
  • A syndicate of Underwriters, co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Eight Capital, in connection with a private placement of Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX: OSK).

James received his J.D. from Western University. Prior to law school, James graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Economics) from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he played hockey at the NCAA Division-1 level, serving as a team captain in his final season.

  • J.D., Western University, 2015
  • B.S.B.A. (Economics), Robert Morris University, 2012
  • Ontario, 2016
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association