Doug Shields is a partner who practises in areas of mining, corporate finance and securities law, with an emphasis on equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions, both domestically and internationally.

Representative transactions include acting for senior lenders in connection with various project finance transactions such as the establishment and opening of a copper mine in the Yukon, the financing of geothermal energy projects both in Canada and Central America, tax-advantaged mining reclamation projects in Canada, coal mining projects in the United States and a variety of other natural resource projects.

Doug advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, security taking and corporate reorganizations.

He also acts for a variety of clients, advising them in respect of public offerings, bridge, mezzanine and subordinate debt financings, private placements and other securities regulatory compliance issues.

Doug has assisted mining companies with properties in China to obtain financing in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and to prepare for initial public offerings.

Doug has acted extensively for lenders specializing in lending to public companies, primarily in the mining and industrial sectors.

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Doug obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988 from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1991 from Osgoode Hall Law School.