Derrick Auch is a partner in the Calgary office and practises in the area of corporate finance and securities, general corporate/commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. Derrick joined the firm in 2004.

Derrick works extensively in assisting emerging, as well as established companies in completing both private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate/commercial transactions, compliance with corporate governance and continuous disclosure, going public and other financing transactions.

Derrick acts for a broad range of junior issuers whose shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) as well as for various brokerage firms on public and private financings. He has also developed an expertise in oil and gas and mining law and the area of mining disclosure.

Derrick’s practice includes the following:

  • Restructuring and reorganizing transactions including acquisitions, arrangements, mergers and other reorganizations
  • Private placements for public and private companies
  • Public offerings by prospectus
  • Representing brokerages on public and private financings
  • General Corporate/Commercial transactions such as unanimous shareholder agreements, joint ventures, management buyouts, shareholders meetings and disputes and incorporation and organization of companies
  • Extensive experience with the CPC process including prospectuses and qualifying transactions
  • Continuous disclosure expertise including NI 43-101 – Standards of Mining Disclosure, NI 51-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and NI 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • Assisting issuers with corporate governance issues

Derrick was recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Mining) 2012, 2014-2016, 2018 and Derrick was featured on the cover of Lexpert magazine in May 2011 when he commented on the feature story “The Regulator Debate: Lawyers Take Sides on Ottawa’s Mission to Form a National Securities Regulator”.