The reach of our practice is global. Davies acts for a wide range of leading industrial and commercial companies and financial institutions, both public and private, in Canada, the United States and abroad. The firm's New York office advises Canadian, American and overseas clients on U.S. aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as purely domestic U.S. legal issues.
Clients also include governments, regulatory bodies, charitable organizations, international agencies and educational institutions. Not only is the firm involved in most major Canadian transactions, it advises clients on transactions around the world, some of which have no Canadian component. Many international clients are directed to Davies for special purpose engagements by other North American and international law firms.
Davies' integrated team approach to transactions draws on the strengths of the right lawyers wherever they are needed. The firm has assisted clients in numerous countries around the world, including among others, Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
A representative sample of recent matters includes:
Amcor Limited in the US$2 billion acquisition of Alcan Packaging assets from Rio Tinto; Fiat S.p.A. in the US$2 billion acquisition of Chrysler LLC; Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in its US$50 billion merger with Bank of America; ING Group N.V. in the $2.2 billion sale of its 70% stake in ING Canada Inc.; Nortel Networks UK Limited with 18 subsidiaries in the global restructuring of the Nortel group of companies and the coordination of Canadian and U.S. insolvency proceedings; Special Committee of Patheon Inc. in its response to a US$600 million hostile insider bid made by JLL Partners Inc.; Miami Access Tunnel consortium in the Port of Miami Tunnel project; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited in the $80 million acquisition of The Bank of East Asia (Canada); BCE Inc. in connection with a proposed $51.7 billion acquisition by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC; BHP Billiton in the $147 billion proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto Group; Xstrata plc in its $24.1 billion acquisition of Falconbridge Ltd., including takeover bid litigation before the Ontario Securities Commission; Mars Inc. in the $23 billion acquisition of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company; Delta Air Lines in the $17.7 billion merger with Northwest Airlines; Reuters Group PLC in the $17.6 billion combination with Thomson Corporation; Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. in the US$8 billion merger of equals with Bowater Incorporated; PetroKazakhstan Inc. in its $4.1 billion acquisition by China National Petroleum; Fortis Inc. in the $3.7 billion acquisition of Terasen Inc.; BCE Inc. in the $3.4 billion sale of Telesat Canada; Katanga Mining Ltd. in the $3.3 billion merger with Nikanor PLC.; InnVest REIT in the $2.5 billion acquisition of the Legacy Hotels REIT; Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Rothmans Inc. in its $2 billion acquisition by Philip Morris International; Barrick Gold Corporation in the $1.7 billion acquisition of the remaining joint venture interest in the Cortez gold mine project; TSX Group in the $1.3 billion combination with Montréal Exchange Inc.; TPG Capital in the $1.3 billion acquisition of Axcan Pharma Inc.; Tata Chemicals Ltd. in the $1 billion acquisition of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc.; Amcor Limited in its 430 million euro sale of its polyethylene terephthalate packaging operation in Europe to La Seda de Barcelona S.A.; Schlumberger Limited in its $700 million acquisition of Saxon Energy Services Inc.; China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals and Jiangxi Copper Company in their $455 million acquisition of Northern Peru Copper; successful takeover bid litigation arising from Osprey Media Income Fund's auction and $578 million sale to Quebecor Media Inc.; The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in its $86 million acquisition of the Windsor Station complex and other real estate assets from The Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
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