Continental Minerals Corporation Merges with Great China Mining

On December 15, 2006, Continental Minerals Corporation (a Hunter Dickinson company) completed its merger acquisition of Great China Mining, Inc. The transactions, valued at $80 million, primarily involved the acquisition by Continental; a Canadian-public company registered in the US, of a US public company which owned the remaining 40 per cent interest in a major copper-gold property located in Tibet, China.

Lang Michener LLP (Vancouver office) represented Continental Minerals Corporation with a team led by Steve Mathiesen (Securities). The team included Bernie Zinkhofer (Securities), Peter Botz (Tax), Farzad Forooghian, Laurel Petryk, Evie Sheppard, Zaichi Hu (Securities), and from the US Securities Group, Herb Ono, Michael Taylor and Daniel Dex, with assistance from articling students Jeff Wust and Josh Barwick.

Continental was assisted by Trevor Thomas, in-house counsel for Hunter Dickinson. Morrison & Foerster LLP (Beijing office), represented by Paul McKenzie, George Zhao and Zhao Min, provided assistance on Chinese related matters. Brian Todd of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Seattle office) provided assistance with US income tax disclosure.

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Vancouver office) had a team including Wei Shao, Mihai Ionescu and Francis Chang for Great China principal shareholder and assisted on matters related to Great China. Great China was represented on US matters by Michael A. Littman, attorney at law of Arvada, Colorado.


Michael H. Taylor Bernhard J. Zinkhofer Farzad Forooghian Francis Chang Wei Shao Evie B. Sheppard Laurel M. Petryk Mihai Ionescu Herbert I. Ono Peter Botz


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