John H. Craig

John H. Craig
Telephone: 416 869 5756
Fax: 416 350 6951

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“An icon in mining.” – Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

John Craig practises in the area of securities law with a focus on equity financings for both underwriters and issuers, with an emphasis on resource companies, TSX listings, dealings with TSX and OSC for listed public companies, takeover bids and issuer bids and going-private transactions. His mergers and acquisitions experience involves mergers of public companies, both listed and unlisted, and acquisitions of listed companies by unlisted and private concerns. John is also involved with international resources in negotiation and drafting of mining, oil and gas concession agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements and farm-in agreements in a variety of countries.

client commentary

  • “An icon in mining.” Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “A guru in his field.” Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “Very strategic.” The Legal 500 Canada (Mining)
  • “He can tell you whether a deal ought to go ahead or whether you should walk away." Chambers Canada (Mining)


Western University, LL.B., 1971

Western University, B.A., 1968

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1973


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Energy - Mining)
  • Chambers Canada 2016–2020 (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)
  • Chambers Global 2016–2019 (Energy & Natural Resources: Mining)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished™ rating
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2008–2015 & 2017 (Mining)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 20052019 (Mining)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2005–2013 (Mining)
  • Lexpert Special Edition - Global Leaders in Mining 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006–2020 (Mining; Natural Resources)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2010–2017 (Mining)



Mergers & Acquisitions