TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Steve Vaughan has joined the Firm as a partner in its Toronto office. Mr. Vaughan brings a unique background to the Firm as a geologist and attorney. He has practiced law for more than 40 years in the mining, oil and gas, geothermal, coal bed methane and nuclear industries.
Mr. Vaughan has advised and represented international companies, served on many governmental advisory committees and, in recent years, been involved in natural resources transactions in more than 65 countries. He is a member or director of numerous professional and trade associations including the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the joint Toronto Stock Exchange/Ontario Securities Commission Mining Standards Task Force.
Mr. Vaughan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in Geology from McGill University and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of New Brunswick.
“Steve Vaughan is a well-recognized international mining lawyer. He has participated as a geologist and a lawyer for over 50 years in the international mining community. Steve has vast experience with industry transactions and advising governments,” noted Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “Steve will add depth, prestige, and will assist us in growing Dorsey’s mining and natural resources practice internationally.”
Mr. Vaughan noted, “This is a great move for me and for the clients I represent around the world. Dorsey’s global reach will enable me to serve more of our clients’ mining and natural resources needs more efficiently. I am delighted to join a great team of lawyers who serve Dorsey’s exceptional client base from all across the Firm.”
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