Robert Mason

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Robert Mason

Robert Mason



Robert Mason is a leading lawyer in Canadian and international M&A and corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reverse take-overs, initial public offerings, equity and debt financings, private equity investments and alternative finance arrangements. Robert is highly recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of mine streaming and royalty transactions. He is also developing a global esports practice and has led many of the most recognized esports transactions in Canada. Robert frequently advises boards of directors and special committees on going private and other significant transactions.

He has broad international experience, frequently advising on transactions with global connections to countries such Australia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa and Mexico.

Professional experience

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LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1997
B.Comm.(Hons.), Carleton University, 1994

  • Ontario 1999

Clients Mr. Mason has acted for include:

  • Marathon Gold Corporation in its $25 million equity offering (2019)
  • Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. in its acquisition from Activision Blizzard of a non-controlling interest in a Seattle-based team in the newly franchised Call of Duty® esports league (2019)
  • Aquilini GameCo with its reverse take-over of J55 Capital Corp., the acquisition by plan of arrangement of Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. and the acquisition of a non-controlling interest in the Vancouver Titans esports team
  • Flight Network in connection with its share sale to a private equity investor (2019)
  • PolyMet Mining Corp. with its US$250 million rights offering (2019)
  • Marathon Gold Corporation in its sale of a royalty to Franco-Nevada Corporation (2019)
  • Osisko Bermuda Limited in connection with various streaming and restructuring transactions, including the restructuring of its debt and streaming arrangements with Lydian International (2019) and the entering into of a streaming arrangement with Blackham Resources (2019/2018)
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc. with the going-private transaction of Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (May 2017)
  • LSC Lithium Inc. in its reverse take-over of Oakham Capital Corp. and concurrent TSX-V exchange listing (February 2017)
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with the IPO spin-out of Brio Gold Inc. by Yamana Gold Inc. (December 2016)


  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2020: recommended in Mining 
  • 2018 Lexpert ranked laywer
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2017: Mining Law
  • Lexpert Rising Stars, 2011: Leading Lawyers under 40
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada


  • English


Mining law insights

Publication | July 15, 2020

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Publication | July 03, 2020

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Publication | February 10, 2020

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Publication | October 01, 2019