Teck Cominco Acquires Aur Resources

In September 2007, Teck Cominco Limited completed its $4.1 billion acquisition of Aur Resources Inc. pursuant to its take-over bid offer dated July 17, 2007. Teck Cominco is a Canadian diversified mining and metals company that is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Teck Cominco is a world leader in the production of zinc and metallurgical coal and is also a significant producer of copper, gold and specialty metals. At the time of the bid, Aur Resources was a Canadian mining company based in Toronto, Ontario that was listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Santiago Stock Exchange.

Teck Cominco was represented in Canada by Lang Michener LLP with a team in Toronto that included Geofrey Myers, Hellen Siwanowicz, John Conway, Adam Davis, Denno Chen and Parminder Batra (securities); James Musgrove, Daniel Edmondstone and Janine MacNeil (competition); Kalle Soomer (tax); and a team in Vancouver that included Amandeep Sandhu and Sandra Knowler (securities) and Fran├žois Tougas and Steve Szentesi (competition).

Teck Cominco was represented by Peter Rozee, its senior vice-president, commercial affairs in house. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as US counsel to Teck Cominco with a team that included Edwin Maynard, Emilio Mena and Ehsan Zargar (corporate); Didier Malaquin (competition); David Sicular and Mashiho Yuasa (tax).

Aur Resources was represented by Peter N. McCarter, its executive vice-president, corporate affairs and secretary, and by Heenan Blaikie LLP in Canada with a team that included Kevin Rooney, Jeff Barnes, Corey MacKinnon (securities); Mark Jadd (tax); Subrata Bhattacharjee and Jon Smithen (competition). Troutman Sanders LLP acted as US Counsel with a team that included Thomas Rose, Dave Meyers and Hank Heyming (corporate); June Ann Sauntry (competition); Saba Ashraf (tax).

Herbert Smith LLP acted as European and Chinese competition counsel with a team that included Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Ray Cahill, Bi Wang, Nanda Lau and Simon Meng.

Lawyer(s)

Janine MacNeil James B. Musgrove Amandeep Sandhu François E.J. Tougas John Conway Corey MacKinnon Kalle Soomer Subrata Bhattacharjee Daniel G. Edmondstone Jon Smithen Jeff Barnes Geofrey Myers Mark I. Jadd Adam Davis Sandra M. Knowler Denno M. Chen Kevin Rooney Hellen Siwanowicz Steven P. Szentesi

Firm(s)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Herbert Smith Freehills LLP