Mining, Fishing and Forestry
With its rich supply of natural resources, Canada ranks as a global leader in mining, forestry and fishing, and each of these sectors contributes significantly to the country’s economy.
Canadian mining companies are key producers of many critical minerals and metals, including potash, uranium, aluminum, copper, nickel and rare earth elements. Many of the world’s top mining companies are headquartered in Canada and operate both domestically and internationally, including in North and South America, Africa, Australasia and Europe.
Canada's forests represent nearly 9% of the world's total forested area and, as such, the sector is one of the country’s leading sources of trade exports, including traditional logging, pulp and paper, and solid wood products, as well as emerging bioproducts that are increasingly used as fossil fuel substitutes in producing pharmaceuticals, plastics, chemicals and personal care products.
Canada boasts an abundance of lakes and rivers and has the longest coastline in the world, with direct access to the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This has resulted in a diverse fishing and seafood industry that is an important source of employment and export for the national economy.
Canada’s natural resource sectors continue to evolve in response to shifting market demands and priorities. These industries benefit from continued strong economic growth in emerging markets and also face a variety of challenges that include fluctuating commodity prices, increased development costs, and a global trends to greater environmental awareness and regulations.
CHS has significant experience in numerous assignments involving mining, forestry and fishing, including the valuation of business interests and assessment of economic damages in complex breach of contract cases.
Alleged Breach of Gold and Silver Supply AgreementBreach of contract matter in a private arbitration involving the quantification of damages incurred by the plaintiff due to the alleged breach of a gold and silver supply agreement.Learn More
Borrelli (as Trustee of the SFC Litigation Trust) v. Chan2018 ONSC 1429; 2019 ONCA 525; 2020 SCC 38733Major damages assessment involving the defunct Sino-Forest Corporation and losses suffered as a result of fraudulent schemes orchestrated by the company’s former CEO.Learn More
Valuation of Mining Services Division for Call OptionValuation of a public company's mining services division pursuant to a call-option agreement.Learn More