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Norton Rose capitalised on its expansion into Canada and Australia to guide Allied Gold Mining through a triple listing on the London, Toronto and Australian stock exchanges.
The firm merged with Australian outfit Deacons in January 2010 and went live with a merger with Canadian firm Ogilvy Renault on 1 June this year.
The A$700m (£464m) ’top hat’ restructuring saw the creation of a new plc for Allied Gold, which was originally listed on the Toronto and Australian stock exchanges as well as the Aim.
The new company then had to be relisted on the London Stock Exchange and on the Toronto and the Australian exchanges.
Raj Karia led the team advising Allied Gold, assisted by Emma Howes, Brian Butterwick, Christopher McCarthy, Charlotte Brown and Wei Tin Liew.
Partner Tom Vita, senior associate Omiyinka Doris and associate Alexander Hirshfield gave US securities law advice, while partner Dominic Stuttaford and senior associate Andrew Roycroft advised on tax law and partner Monique Fry on incentives.
Brisbane partners Andrew Rankin, Craig Chapman and Christine Small led the Australian team, with partner Pierre Dagenais advising out of Toronto assisted by lawyer Bruce Sheiner.
The instruction is understood to have come through Chapman, a close contact of senior executives at Allied Gold.
Corporate partner Louise Wolfson led the Allen & Overy team acting for the sponsor RBC Capital Markets.