Four “Deal of the Year” Wins for Davies at 2020 Canadian Law Awards

Davies is delighted to have advised on four Deal of the Year winners, including Canadian Deal of the Year, at the inaugural Canadian Law Awards held virtually on October 6.

The firm advised on the following winning transactions:

  • Newmont Acquires Goldcorp/Newmont Barrick Joint Venture: Canadian Deal of the Year and Cross-Border Deal of the Year. Davies advised Barrick on the historic accord, 20 years in the making, that combined the two companies’ respective mining operations in Nevada to create the world’s largest gold-producing complex.
  • TransAlta Strategic Partnership with Brookfield: Capital Markets Deal of the Year. Davies advised TransAlta Corporation in its strategic partnership with Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners, and the associated $750-million investment by Brookfield in TransAlta to advance TransAlta’s transition to clean energy.
  • Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project: Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year. Davies advised Fortis Inc. and FortisOntario Inc. on the $1.9-billion project that will connect 17 remote First Nations to the Ontario power grid. The project is the first to be developed through majority ownership by First Nations, the largest Indigenous-led infrastructure project in Canada, and the most far-reaching First Nations grid connection in Ontario’s history.

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year.