Principals

Charles L. K. (Chuck) Higgins

Chiggins@pilotlaw.ca
416 616 8064

“Many alternative financing options remain when equity markets run dry.”

Chuck Higgins’s practice is focused primarily in the mining and energy sectors. Providing counsel on commercial and financial matters, he predominantly advises national investment dealers and international mining and energy companies. Chuck has considerable experience with joint ventures, acquisitions, and capital and debt transactions involving resources business.

Chuck is the editor of, and contributor to The Canadian Law of Mining published by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He also worked for the Federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources as a Senior Economist. Chuck is the past chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Section of the Canadian Bar Association and was awarded that organization’s highest honour, the Distinguished Service Award.

Chuck’s expertise has been recognized in Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Languages

English
French

Bar Admission

Ontario
Alberta

Education

BA, Economics, University of Toronto, Trinity College

MA, Economics, University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies

LLB, Common Law, University of Ottawa

Colleagues

Les D. Manley

Lmanley@pilotlaw.ca
416 500 6595

“The most common mistake is forgetting what we are trying to do.”

Les’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation strategies and dispute avoidance and resolution with a particular focus on the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Les also has considerable experience in advising clients on trade and project related matters in Latin America.

Les has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates Society, Rocky Mountain Mineral Institute, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of Upper Canada.  Les is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for the Americas and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. He received a license to practice foreign law in Brazil in 1999.

Languages

English
Portuguese
Spanish

Bar Admission

Alberta
Brazil

Education

BSc,  Lynchburg Baptist College
LLB,  University of Windsor