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McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP (MOI) is very pleased to announce that Graham Scott and Stewart Lockwood have joined the firm as Associate Counsel.

With 30 years of experience, Mr. Scott is internationally recognized as a pre-eminent global mining and finance lawyer. His legal training coupled with eight years of practical experience as an exploration geologist enables him to provide expert, balanced advice on all resource related matters.

In addition to his broad range of corporate finance clients, Mr. Scott represents a number of Canadian public companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange. His representation in the mining sector ranges from individual prospectors to multinational mining companies. In such work Mr. Scott has negotiated and prepared participation and joint venture agreements, partnership agreements and purchase and sale agreement in connection with properties around the world.

Mr. Scott’s experience will complement MOI’s extensive presence in the natural resource sector, while his relationships with various participants will deepen our connections in the industry.

Mr. Scott obtained a B.Sc. (Geology) from King’s College, in London in 1968, a M.A. (Economic Geology) from the State University of New York, 1970 and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1980.

Mr. Lockwood is a corporate and securities lawyer with over 28 years of experience. His clients have included NYSE, TSX and TSXV listed companies and private investment enterprises with a focus on mining and resource industries.

Mr. Lockwood is past Chairman of the B.C. Securities Commission Security Policy Advisory Committee, a committee providing security advice to the Commission. Past experience includes over 3 years as a securities regulator.

His extensive regulatory background will add bench-strength to MOI’s public company practise.

Mr. Lockwood obtained a B.Sc./Math. From the University of Manitoba in 1979, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1983 and an MBA from the University of British Columbia and London Business School in 1985.