Paul is Associate Counsel with Harper Grey and a member of our Business Law Group.
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Paul brings more than 36 years of experience in corporate finance law for public and private companies in the Canadian capital markets. His preferred areas of practice include securities, corporate, commercial transactions, commercial lending, mining, oil & gas, technology, corporate governance, and first nations’ business development law.
With extensive experience in the corporate finance area, Paul assists companies on a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings, stock exchange listings, private placements, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, take-overs, reverse take-overs, changes of business, qualifying transactions, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, corporate reorganizations, continuations, and divestitures.
He has regularly represented public and private companies, private equity investors, brokers, special committees, boards, financial advisers, and other transaction participants involved in a variety of corporate finance and M&A transactions, including friendly and hostile transactions and proxy contests.
For many years, Paul has served on the boards of two publicly listed companies, as well as CFO of one and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the other. Paul’s clients appreciate his practical experience and understanding of the reality of board processes.
Over the years, Paul has also been a frequent presenter on the policies and rules of the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian securities legislation.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating 4.4/5.0 Distinguished
Martindale-Hubbell® 5.0/5.0 Client Champion Platinum/2019 Designation. This award, based on the quantity and quality of client reviews, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service.
“Paul Bowes is a superb lawyer. I have worked closely with Paul over many years on a variety of files. He is, without a doubt, to be considered an expert in the fields of securities law, mining law, mergers & acquisitions and public finance. I unreservedly recommend Paul as, in my opinion, his skill set is unmatched.”
“Paul is an expert in his field, and has the ability to really articulate complex situations, that allows us all to understand. I respect Paul's approach to what time means. Time is important, and he does not waste it. Over the years he has given great advice, and lead us in directions that have helped our business grow. He is definitely out for the companies’ best interest.”
“I hold Paul Bowes in the highest regard. He provides exceptional counsel and ensures his clients are fully aware of all implications, of any potential legal direction they may take. In his peer group, Paul's knowledge of legal options, attention to detail, and thoroughness is unmatched. I am always more confident working on any project that Paul is representing our interests.”
“I have had the privilege to know and be a client of Paul Bowes for nearly 2 decades. He has acted for our many mining companies over the years. Paul is an exceptional securities lawyer with a very keen focus on detail. He understands our business well and is always prepared to provide insightful advise. I highly recommend Paul.”
“Paul went above and beyond in helping the company and its contractual parties adapt agreements to make them more workable for our intended IPO, to the benefit of all. He quickly and thoroughly assesses and anticipates issues and helps all parties focus on tasks to stay on the timeline.”
“Paul Bowes has provided us with exceptional service since 1986. He is always very accurate, professional and efficient.”
- University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1982
- University of British Columbia, B.Com., 1981
- British Columbia, 1983
- Autism Society of British Columbia, Former Secretary and Director (2000 – 2003)
- Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society, Former Secretary-Treasurer (2003 – 2018)
- Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society, Former Director (2003 – 2018)
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Subsections, Member:
- Business Law
- Natural Resources
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member