On November 4, 2006, Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver completed its US$8.66 billion acquisition of Glamis Gold Ltd. Of Reno, Nevada, a premier intermediate gold producer with low cost mines and development projects in Nevada, Mexico and Central America. The acquisition of Glamis results in Goldcorp becoming the world's third-largest gold mining company by market capitalization and fifth largest by gold production with a reported value of approximately US$21.3 billion.
Goldcorp was represented in Canada on the transaction by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP of Toronto, Ontario with a team led by Paul Stein and Mark Bennett (M&A and mining) that included Jeffrey Roy (M&A); Jennifer Traub (mining and securities); Sofia Tsakos, Leigh-Ann McGowan and Robert Soccio (securities); Chris Hersh (competition); Bruce Bell (financial services); Lorne Saltman (tax); and Marcel Théroux (pensions); William Burden and Lorne Silver, Craig Logie, Linda Knol, Robert Cohen, Eunice Machado and Carolyn Hackett (advocacy).
Goldcorp was represented in the US by Dorsey & Whitney LLP with a team comprised of corporate lawyers Gil Cornblum, Eric Larson, Wells Parker, William Prince and Jonathan Van Horn, antitrust lawyer Michael Lindsay, benefits lawyer Michael Voves, tax lawyers John Giles, John Hollinrake and Kim Severson and litigation lawyers Glenn Salvo and Tom Swigert. Goldcorp was represented in Mexico by Santamarina y Steta of Mexico City.
Glamis was represented in Canada on the transaction by Lang Michener LLP with a team lead by Barry Finlayson that included Charlotte Morganti (mining/securities), Amandeep Sandhu and Karim Lalani (securities), François Tougas and Steve Szentesi (competition), Richard Bennett (tax) and Peter Reardon (litigation); and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team led by Clay Horner and Mark Trachuk (corporate/securities) that included Michael Innes (corporate), Mark Gelowitz and Laura Fric (litigation).
Glamis was represented in the US by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, with a team lead by David Stone that included John Koenigsknecht (corporate/securities), Andrea Despotes and Francis Wirtz (tax), Miranda Mandel (corporate), Matthew Andris (corporate/securities) and Michele Davis (corporate). Glamis was represented in Mexico by Sanchez-Mejorada, Velasco y Ribé of Mexico City.