Tag: Mining

Lexpert publishes Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining supplement

  Lexpert has just published its Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining supplement. Mining is a global business and Canada is at its financial hub. Lexpert worked with several leading conference producers and one venerable publication, Mining Journal, to produce this special supplement. This publication includes the following articles: Creative Financing: Canada’s mining-savvy capital markets are

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Faskens’ Managing Partner: South African expansion is about following the clients

The big news in legal business in Canada this week is Fasken Martineau’s recently announced merger with South African law firm Bell Dewar. Bell Dewar has 76 lawyers, all based in Johannesburg. Lexpert recently ran a piece about the potential for global law firm mergers in Canada. In that feature we talked about Faskens’ growth

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Big Deals: AuRico Gold Sells Ocampo Mine in Mexico

Big news in mining this week as AuRico Gold agreed to sell its Ocampo mine in Mexico, along with two related properties and a 50 per cent stake in its Orion project, to Minera Frisco for US$750 million. The deal is expected to close in December. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is representing AuRico Gold with

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Comments on Ottawa’s “foreign affiliate dumping” budget rules due today

Today is the deadline for comments to the Canadian Department of Finance on new “foreign affiliate dumping” rules. Click here to see the invitation for comments. Lexpert spoke with Adrienne Oliver, co-chair of Norton Rose’s Canadian tax team, about the proposed rules and the improvements her and her clients are hoping to see in their

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Norton Rose snags six mining and China lawyers from Gowlings

Norton Rose just announced that it has snagged six lawyers focused on mining and China from Gowlings. The lawyers include David McIntyre, Robert Mason, Janet Howard, Janet Lee, Yufei Luo and Lei Huang. David McIntyre, pictured above, is the most senior member of the six. Robert Mason was one of the winners of Lexpert’s Rising

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Fasken Martineau advises First Quantum Minerals on US$1.25B deal

In one of the largest recoveries ever in a dispute against a sovereign state, First Quantum Minerals has ended the international arbitrations and related proceedings surrounding its mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The settlement was part of a sale by First Quantum of its residual claims and assets in the DRC to Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), for total

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African Ministers Speak at PDAC

More than 30,000 people attended the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention in Toronto. Among the many receptions, seminars and parties, Norton Rose LLP convened a Roundtable of African Government Ministers on March 6. (The firm has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban). The firm’s Paris-based partner Poupak Bahamin and Toronto-based associate

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Pan American Silver Buys Minefinders for $1.5B

It’s the “Year of Rocks” part II. This week, Pan American Silver announced its agreement to purchase Minefinders for around $1.5 billion in a friendly takeover deal, which is expected to close by the end of March. By buying Minefinders, the company will add the multi-million ounce Dolores mine in Mexico to its assets and advance its vision of becoming the world’s largest

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Norman Findlay signs on to mining group at Bennett Jones

After nearly 16 years with Cassels Brock, securities lawyer Norm Findlay started at Bennett Jones earlier this month, with an eye towards building up the firm’s mining group. Findlay, who has been repeatedly recommended for Mining Law in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, was settling into his new office at First Canadian Place when we reached him by phone to chat about his move. Lexpert: Why did

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