Skip Navigation

About Samantha

Samantha represents Canadian, U.S. and international financial institutions as well as corporate borrowers, including those in the mining and natural resources sectors, in connection with project financings, streaming transactions, bilateral and syndicated loan transactions, second lien and mezzanine financings, asset-based lending transactions, commercial real estate loan transactions and cross-border transactions.

She also has experience in structured finance transactions, including securitizations and a broad range of derivative products and transactions.

Select Experience

Samantha has worked on several significant financings including representing:

  • Capstone Mining Corp. on refinancing its C$500-million secured revolving credit facility in connection with its business combination with Mantos Copper

  • Equinox Gold Corp. on its C$700-million secured revolving credit facility

  • Seabridge Gold Inc. in connection with its US$225-million note to Sprott Resources and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan which is convertible into a silver royalty

  • Equinox Gold Corp. on its US$578-million all-stock acquisition of Leagold Mining Corporation and concurrent private placement of US$170-million and debt financing of US$500-million

  • Washington Companies in connection with its debt financing for its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation

  • Platinum Group Metals in connection with a senior and subordinated secured loan facilities

  • Canadian syndicates in a number of large syndicated asset-based lending transactions in the natural resource sector

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with a C$175-million subordinated credit facility in the services industry

  • Capstone Mining Corp. on refinancing its C$400-million secured revolving credit facility

  • Whistler Blackcomb Holdings for the refinancing of its secured revolving credit facilities

  • A U.S. lender in connection with a C$395-million commercial real estate loan to a Canadian borrower

  • Veris Gold Corp. in connection with its C$120-million gold forward purchase transaction with a gold pre-payment to Deutsche Bank AG

  • Jimmie Creek General Partnership in connection with a C$176-million loan facility for the Jimmie Creek hydroelectric project

  • Dokie General Partnership in connection with the acquisition of the 144-megawatt Dokie Ridge wind project, and a C$175-million construction syndicated loan facility and C$16-million letter of credit facility for the construction/operation of the project

  • The DIP lenders in connection with the restructuring, debtor in possession financing and exit financing of Clover Leaf Seafood S.a r.l. and its subsidiaries

Awards & Recognition

Samantha is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2023: Asset-Based Lending Practice; 2019–2020 and 2023: Banking and Finance Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2022-2023 (Banking)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2018–2020 and 2022 (Consistently Recommended – Asset-Based Lending)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2001
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2000
LLB, University of British Columbia – 1999

More insights

Save Profile

Select sections to customize your PDF