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About Evan

Evan advises clients on corporate and securities law matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions, including offerings of equity and convertible debt. In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients with respect to Canadian securities law compliance, corporate structuring, corporate governance and commercial matters.

Evan was previously based in the Firm's New York office, where he developed cross-border transactional expertise focusing on Canada/U.S. cross-border M&A transactions and financings.

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Recent representative transactions include acting as counsel to:

Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

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

  • IAA, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated for US$7.3-billion

  • Sierra Wireless, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Semtech Corporation for US$1.2-billion

  • Capstone Mining Corp. in connection with its C$1.1-billion business combination with Mantos Copper

  • G Mining Ventures Corp. in connection with its acquisition of the Tocantinzinho Gold Project from Eldorado Gold Corporation and its concurrent C$71-million financing

  • The Stars Group Inc. in connection with its US$15-billion enterprise value merger of equals with Flutter Entertainment Inc., one of the largest transactions in Canada in 2019

  • Private equity sponsors on Canadian investment and acquisition transactions, including Energy Capital Partners, American Securities, Providence Equity, Blue Sea Capital and FTV Capital

  • CRH Medical Corporation with its acquisition by Well Health Technologies Corp. in a deal valued at US$372.9-million

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on its equity partnership with IFM Investors and British Columbia Investment Management in GCT Global Container Terminals

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

  • Capstone Copper Corp. in connection with its C$285-million bought deal secondary offering of common shares

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with a C$200-million project financing package, including a strategic equity investment

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings LP in connection with its US$500-million offering of exchangeable senior notes

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with its C$20-million bought deal private placement of common shares and C$60-million and C$25-million bought deal public offerings of common shares

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. in connection with the reverse takeover of Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the concurrent subscription receipt financing of approximately C$305-million

  • Zymeworks Inc. in connection with its US$58.5-million initial public offering of common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange

  • The underwriters in connection with Aritzia Inc.'s C$460-million initial public offering by way of secondary offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and C$350-million secondary offering of subordinate voting shares

Awards & Recognition

Evan has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada (2024: Corporate Governance Practice; 2023–2024: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; 2022–2024: Securities Law)


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2015
JD, University of British Columbia – 2014
BA, McGill University – 2010

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