SBH Welcome

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At Salley Bowes Harwardt Law Corp., we provide legal services to private and public companies,individuals, partnerships, emerging growth corporations and financial institutions in accordance with the highest standards of business ethics, technical knowledge and professionalism. The major part of our practice involves securities law and corporate finance work. In addition, we are also able to provide our expertise in the areas of mining and oil and gas law.

We also strive to acquire a thorough knowledge of your business in order to serve you more effectively. Our objective is to establish a close working relationship with our clients, and in doing so, keep you informed of changes in the legal environment in which you
conduct your business.


SBH Services

We provide a full range of corporate law services to your business. These include but are not limited to: advice on settling up corporate structure, partnerships, syndications or trusts. As well, we can assist you in maintaining corporate records, developing codes of business ethics for corporations, and providing advice to boards and senior management. We also have experience in technology and intellectual property transfers, distribution, licensing, royalty and software development agreements.
We act for corporations involved in oil and gas exploration and development in Canada, as well as independent power producers with ‘run-of-river’ and ‘bio-mass’ electrical power generation projects. We have experience in handling oil and gas leases, farm-in and farm-out participation agreements, royalty agreements, and other commercial contracts and confidentiality agreements.
A major part of our practice involves securities law and related corporate finance work, for both equity and debt financings, and we have a dedicated team ready to assist you. We act for a large number of publicly listed corporations, requiring sophisticated legal advice on regulatory and non-regulatory matters. We have experience in expediting initial public offerings, exchange listings, the formation, financing and listing of Capital Pool Companies and their qualified transactions, brokered and non-brokered private placements, reverse take-over transactions, corporate arrangements or reorganizations, proxy contests, take-over bids, and insider trading reports, as well as other many other forms of business and property acquisitions.
We have extensive experience, both domestically and internationally, in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, including complex corporate arrangements and reorganizations, amalgamations, take-over bids, and reverse take-overs. We have completed spin-offs of non-core businesses or properties to create new listed entities by corporate arrangements for clients with business interests in Canada, the United States and China.
We have extensive experience in resource property acquisitions and dispositions, and we can assist you in negotiating, drafting or reviewing such resource property agreements. Specifically, we have experience in handling the negotiation and preparation of: exploration option and joint venture agreements, mining leases, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and royalty agreements. We can assist you with due diligence enquiries, title searches, title reports, compliance with environmental protection legislation, and developing environmental protection policies. We handle the transfers and registrations of mineral claims, Crown granted mineral claims, and other mineral property interests.