On July 2, 2015, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) and AuRico Metals Inc. (AuRico Metals) completed a previously announced arrangement in which Alamos Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former Alamos), and AuRico Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former AuRico), amalgamated to form Alamos, a leading intermediate gold producer. As part of the arrangement certain assets of Former AuRico, including the Kemess project, certain royalties and cash, were transferred to AuRico Metals, AuRico Metals was listed on the TSX and the AuRico Metals shares were distributed to the shareholders of Alamos.
Alamos Gold Inc. was represented by in-house counsel Nils Engelstad. Torys LLP provided external support in Canada and the United States, with a team led by Kevin Morris and which included Huw Evans, Mile Kurta, Melissa Prado, Braden Jebson, Jason Zhou, Sean Adair and John Emanoilidis (corporate/M&A), Michael Amm (royalty agreement), Adam Delean, Jonathan Wiener and Meno Tessma (lending), Linda Plumpton and Laura Redekop (litigation), Mitch Frazer and Brad Tartick (employment and pensions), Corrado Cardarelli (Canadian tax), James Guadiana, Peter Keenan and Ari Feder (US tax).
AuRico Gold Inc. was represented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Canada and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in the United States. The Faskens team was led by John Turner and included Krisztian Toth, Richard Steinberg, Johanna Fipke, Alex Nikolic, Jessica Catton, Steven Catania, Myroslav Chwaluk, Jesse Bertollo and David Steinhauer (corporate/M&A), Chris Steeves (Canadian tax) and Sam Rickett and Chris Rae (litigation). The Paul Weiss team was led by Christopher Cummings and included Ian Hazlett (corporate), David Mayo and Rodney Hill (US tax).