Alan Monk

Associate Counsel, Business Law

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It is important to me to understand my clients’ businesses. That helps me to craft thoughtful, practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve their business objectives.

Practice Areas


  • BBA – Simon Fraser University (1991)
  • MBA – University of British Columbia (1993)
  • LL.B – University of Alberta (1997)

Bar Locations

  • Alberta (1998)
  • British Columbia (1999)
  • Alan Monk has practiced corporate/commercial law, securities/corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and mining law for over 20 years. He has a broad-based corporate & commercial practice which includes the preparation and negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts (including option agreements, joint venture agreements and royalty agreements for the junior exploration sector), corporate compliance, and transactions including the purchase and sale of companies and assets.

    His securities practice includes public and private financings, initial public offerings, M&A, and advising on continuous disclosure, corporate governance, and regulatory and stock exchange compliance for public companies primarily listed on the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange.

    Prior to joining EKB, Alan was a partner at national and international law firms.

    • Adjunct Professor, Mining Law Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (since 2009)

    • “Understanding Streaming Agreements and Royalty Agreements: Alternatives to Traditional Financing”, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2014
    • “Canada Strengthens its Laws Against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials”, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2013
    • Co-author of ”International Comparative Law Guide to Mining Law 2014” (Canada Chapter) published by the Global Legal Group

    • Presenter, “Streaming and Royalty Agreements”, Short Course on Mining Law, AME-BC Roundup 2015
    • Presenter, “Streaming and Royalty Agreements”, Mining Law Update – 2014, BC Continuing Legal Education
    • Presenter’ “Streaming and Royalty Agreements”, 2nd Mining Agreements course, Federated Press, 2014
    • Presenter, “Building a Better MD&A Masterclass”, Infonex, 2014
    • Co-presented and co-authored “Royalty Companies Effect on Royalty Agreements and other Recent Trends” for the Mining Law 2017 Course, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

    • Director and President, Circle Craft Co-operative (Granville Island, BC), 2005-2010