Carole Gilbert practises corporate and commercial law, with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities matters, particularly in the mining sector. She has acted for public and private companies in public offerings, private placement financings and purchase and sale transactions and advises reporting issuers on corporate governance and ongoing compliance matters.
Carole's practice also includes risk advisory on international standards of social risk management, anti-corruption and human rights due diligence, and she has conducted international human rights due diligence in Africa.
Carole is also a geologist and worked in gold, uranium and iron ore exploration in Canada, Australia, Mali and Guyana before becoming a lawyer. While studying law at McGill, Carole clerked for the chair of the Bureau de Décision et de Révision en Valeurs Mobilières (Quebec securities tribunal).
Canada may be the next jurisdiction to regulate modern slavery in global supply chains, following California, the UK, France and Australia. Canadian businesses and businesses that import into Canada may soon have to report annually on the risks of forced or child labour in their supply chains, and businesses found to import goods produced using forced or child labour may be prohibited from importing into Canada..
December 21, 2018
The Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) came into force in June 2015, imposing reporting obligations on certain Canadian businesses engaged in the commercial development of oil, gas or minerals in Canada and abroad..
April 20, 2017