• Biography

  • Notable Deals

  • Publications

Morgan's Biography

Morgan Hay is a partner practicing securities, corporate, and commercial law. He has developed a client-centric practice that focuses on providing practical advice to public companies seeking to meet their business objectives in the resource and technology sectors. Morgan values the long-term relationships he builds with his clients as their businesses develop.

He has assisted clients with a wide variety of transactions, including public and private equity offerings, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and stock exchange listings, capital pool company listings and qualifying transactions, reverse take-overs, spin-out transactions, and hostile takeover bids. He also provides legal advice on general corporate and securities matters, including continuous disclosure issues and mining technical disclosure. He regularly advises clients on corporate governance issues, including advising independent board committees with respect to transformative corporate transactions.

Morgan is also focused on advising companies with respect to shareholder and board disputes, contested shareholder meetings, and proxy battles. He is known as a strong advocate in contentious situations.

Morgan obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and has been practicing with Maxis Law since 2007. For over 15 years, he has been an active volunteer with the Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice Society, an organization that provides legal advice to thousands of low-income individuals each year. Morgan is also the British Columbia editor for the Butterworth’s Canadian Forms & Precedents – Banking & Finance chapter on private placement financings.

Morgan's Notable Deals

Morgan acted as counsel to:

  • Nevada Copper Corp. on its US$378-million transformational refinancing transaction, including a C$128-million private placement of special warrants that converted into freely-trading common shares qualified by a short form prospectus
  • Aztec Minerals Corp. on its C$4-million initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange
  • Tristar Gold Inc. on its C$5.1-million public offering of units
  • Northern Vertex Mining Corp. on its US$20-million credit agreement with Sprott Lending
  • Nevada Copper Corp. on its C$4.6-million public offering of common shares and C$10.5 million aggregate debt drawdowns from Red Kite Mine Finance and Pala Investments Limited
  • Tristar Gold Inc. on its C$4.4-million brokered private placement of units
  • Canarc Resource Corp. on its C$10.5-million sale of the El Compas Mine Project to Endeavour Silver Corp.
  • Sunridge Gold Corp. on its US$65-million sale of the Eritrean Asmara Project, and approximate C$88-million shareholder distribution and wind-up
  • Nevada Copper Corp. on its US$25-million convertible debt facility with Pala Investments Limited
  • Scorpio Gold Corporation on its US$6-million debt facility with Waterton Global Resource Management
  • Chaparral Gold Corp. on its successful defence of a hostile take-over bid by Waterton Global Resource Management, and subsequent supported acquisition by Waterton valued at C$73.4-million
  • International Minerals Corporation on its acquisition Hochschild Mining plc., valued at approximately US$280-million