Brian Graves


Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6


Brian Graves is a partner in Fasken Martineau’s Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Global Mining Group. Brian’s practice consists mainly of advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial and securities law matters with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions and clients in the mining sector.

Brian regularly acts as lead counsel for Canadian and foreign clients on hostile and friendly take-over bids, reverse take-overs, plans of arrangement, asset and share purchases and related party transactions; public and private securities offerings, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters; and commercial arrangements such as joint ventures, earn-ins, operating agreements, off-take arrangements, metal streaming, royalties and lending transactions.

Brian has published several articles on the topics of public company redomicilings, take-over bids and mining disclosure and has lectured on topics including cross-border M&A, shareholder agreements, metal streaming transactions, joint ventures, dealing with multiple listed companies and directors’ duties. He has taught securities law as a visiting professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and as a lecturer at the University of Windsor law school, and has appeared on the faculty of the Directors College founded by McMaster University.