We served as U.S. counsel to Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. in connection with its $16 million bought deal offering of units comprised of common share and warrants. Golden Queen, which holds a 50% interest in a mining operation on the Soledad Mountain property in Southern California, intends to use the net proceeds for partial repayment of loans and for general corporate purposes. The offering was made pursuant to registrations with the SEC and applicable Canadian securities regulators. Golden Queen is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTCQX.