Corporate

Business leaders know the value of having a legal adviser on board through all stages of growth – a team committed to putting their strategies into action with a focus on the details. That’s what brings lasting success, and that’s what you can count on from our team.

Working closely with our corporate and entrepreneurial clients over time on their business issues significantly strengthens the advice we can give them – especially when transformational events unfold. Understanding your business and helping you build its infrastructure is what we do.

We provide comprehensive advice and formulate specific plans across a full range of general corporate and securities issues. From choosing the right business model to negotiating a strategic partnership or major contract, we work with you to create a sound foundation for any future strategic move.

When you need advice on important governance or high-stakes situations, we draw on our expertise across practices to shape the best plan. And we leverage our strong relations with government and regulatory agencies, as well as leading law firms in other jurisdictions, to extend our reach and help ensure a successful outcome.

Representative Work

Barrick Gold Corporation, 2017

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with a transaction with Shandong Gold that includes the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine for US$960 million; the negotiation of a 50/50 joint venture arrangement in respect of the Veladero gold mine; the negotiation of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore the joint development of the Pascua-Lama deposit located along the Chilean-Argentinean border; and the evaluation of additional investment opportunities on the highly prospective El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Barrick Gold Corporation, 2017

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp, and the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district. This highly complex and multi-faceted transaction involves the acquisition by Goldcorp of Kinross' entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project and a 25% interest in the project from Barrick, whose holding in the project will fall from 75% to 50%. Upon closing of the transaction, the joint venture will be established.

Key Contacts

Patricia Olasker
Patricia L. Olasker

Partner

416.863.5551

Vincent A. Mercier
Vincent A. Mercier

Partner

416.863.5579

Melanie A. Shishler
Melanie A. Shishler

Partner

416.863.5510

Franziska Ruf
Franziska Ruf

Partner

514.841.6480

Hillel W. Rosen
Hillel W. Rosen

Partner

514.841.6443