May 28, 2020 - The U.S. Treasury Department has issued regulations for debt-equity recharacterization under section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Final Regulations) that finalize without substantive change proposed regulations promulgated in October 2016 (the 2016 Proposed Regulations). Section 385...
Barrick Gold Announces Three-Way Transaction with Goldcorp and Kinross
Davies acted for Barrick Gold in its announced, highly complex three-way transaction with Goldcorp and Kinross Gold. This transaction involved Barrick’s sale of its 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp and Goldcorp’s acquisition of Kinross’s entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project. The transaction also included the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture between Barrick and Goldcorp in the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile’s Maricunga district.
Goldcorp committed to fund Barrick’s first US$260 million of expenditures on these projects following the formation of the joint venture and also funded the joint venture’s acquisition of a 100% interest in the Quebrada Seca property from Kinross.
The Davies team worked closely with Barrick on this transaction and included Melanie Shishler, Richard Fridman, Jennifer Grossklaus, Evan Griffith and Jeffrey Li (Mining and M&A), Geoffrey Turner (Tax), Sarah Powell (Environmental) and John Bodrug and Jim Dinning (Competition).
May 27, 2020 - As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance recently published a draft legislative proposal, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Proposal), that, if implemented, would provide for an automatic six-month suspension of...