John Whyte



Corporate and commercial law for global, world-class publicly traded companies, particularly in the resource sector, and includes transactional M&A, commercial sales contracts, including vendor, procurement and logistics agreements, litigation management, governance and compliance, privacy, employment, risk management and ESG, including stakeholder engagement.

Former firms & in-house roles:

Beard Winter LLP; Falconbridge/Noranda; Xstrata/Glencore; Goldcorp; Impala Canada Limited.

John graduated from Queen’s University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Laws and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990. After several years in private practice at Beard Winter LLP as a corporate commercial associate, he took his practice in-house with Noranda Inc., but also spent several years in a business role as Vice President of a business unit, later becoming Vice-President & Associate General Counsel prior to Noranda merging with Falconbridge Limited and being taken over by Xstrata PLC. At Xstrata, and later Glencore following another take-over, John was Vice President, Legal, and was also appointed to the Board of Trustees/Directors of the Noranda Income Trust, a position he held for 7 years. Following his time at Glencore, John became a contracted General Counsel for New Gold, a position he held until he became the Managing (General) Counsel for Canadian and U.S. operations at Goldcorp. Following Newmont’s acquisition of Goldcorp, John left and most recently became Vice President & General Counsel of Impala Canada Limited.

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