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About Dirk

Dirk advises on corporate tax matters with a focus on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financings and reorganizations involving both public and private corporations. In addition to corporate tax matters, Dirk also advises charities and not-for-profit organizations on transactional and compliance matters.

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Dirk has been involved in advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • NioCorp Developments Ltd. on its business combination with GX Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)

  • CWA Engineers Inc. on its acquisition by an affiliate of Norda Stelo Inc.

  • Carbon Engineering Ltd. on its acquisition by Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation

  • enGene, Inc. on its business combination with Forbion European Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC

  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball LLP on the sale of its assets to Diamond Baseball Holdings, LLC

  • Maverix Metals Inc. on its US$606-million acquisition by Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp.

  • Conuma Resources Limited on its C$120-million acquisition of the Quintette Coal Mine from Teck Coal Partnership

  • Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. on its acquisition by American Pacific Mining Corp.

  • D-Wave Systems Inc. on its merger with DPCM Capital, Inc., a SPAC, with an implied value of US$1.2-billion

  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation on its acquisition of eCycle Solutions Inc.

  • Orca Gold Inc. on its C$215-million acquisition by Perseus Mining Limited

  • Vessel Packaging Inc. on its sale to TricorBraun

Private Equity

  • Absolute Software Corporation on its US$870-million acquisition by Crosspoint Capital Partners

  • Hackman Capital Partners on its acquisition of Vancouver Film Studios Ltd. and Vancouver Film Studios Limited Partnership

  • Norwest Venture Partners on its acquisition of SpryPoint Services, Inc.

  • New Water Capital on its acquisition of Bagwell Supply Ltd.

  • Goldner Hawn LP on the sale of The Terra Firma Company, LLC to DKSH Holding AG

  • CAI Capital Partners on its acquisition of LineStar Utility Supply Inc.


  • Ero Copper Corp. on its bought deal public offering of common shares on the TSX and the NYSE for gross proceeds of approximately US$111-million

  • Canaccord Genuity Corp. on its C$150-million initial public offering of common shares of Lithium Royalty Corp.

  • Equinox Gold Corp. on its “at-the-market” offering of up to US$100-million of common shares on the TSX and the NYSE

  • Co-author : Recent Developments on Break Fees: Glencore Canada Corporation v. His Majesty the King
    Federated Press, Corporate Structures and Groups, Vol. XX, No. 1, pgs. 11-20, April 2024.
  • Author : The Articling Student with the Corner Office
    The Advocate, Vol. 79, Part 5, pgs. 677-8, September 2021.
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2021
JD, University of British Columbia – 2020
BBA (With Distinction, Finance), Simon Fraser University – 2017
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