Newmont Acquires Miramar Mining for $1.5 Billion

On January 18, 2008, Newmont Mining Corporation completed its $1.5 billion acquisition of Miramar Mining Corporation.
Newmont was represented by an in-house legal team that included Britt Banks, Blake Rhodes, Sharon Thomas, Kevin Rohnstock and Jeff Reeser and external counsel that included Goodmans LLP, with a team led by Jonathan Lampe and including Sheldon Freeman, Mark Spiro and Daniel Jeon (corporate/securities), Carrie Smit, Alan Bowman and Marisa Wyse (tax), Joel Schachter and Bob Vaux (Investment Canada) and Richard Annan (competition); Lawson Lundell LLP, with a team led by Chris Baldwin and including Johanna Fipke and Jessica VanHoogevest (mining/corporate) and Christine Kowbel (environmental); Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, with a team led by David Katz and including Alison Zieske (corporate/securities), Deborah Paul and Joshua Holmes (tax); and Holmes, Robert & Owen LLP with a team that included William Holland (banking) and Alex Ritchie (securities).

Miramar was represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team led by Leslie Gord and including Kathleen Ritchie and Brett Kagetsu (corporate, securities), Robert Milnes (Investment Canada) and Bruce Graham and Leila Burden (competition); and Christopher Barry of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. A. David Long, the general counsel of Miramar, was involved in the early stages of the transaction but passed away at the end of August.