Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised Kopy Goldfields AB on Russian matters related to its acquisition of authorized capital of the Russian gold mining company Amur Gold from HC Alliance Mining Group Ltd. and Lexor Group SA. Baker McKenzie advised the sellers.
As a result of the transaction, Kopy Goldfields will receive a 100% stake in the authorized capital of the company in exchange for its own shares.
According to BCLP, "the transaction provides Kopy Goldfields and Amur Gold LLC with a unique opportunity to significantly increase the value of the company by combining the portfolio of assets and projects of the two companies. The merger will increase the volume of gold mining and production, as a result of which the merged company will become one of the leading gold mining companies traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange."
BCLP's team was supervised by Partner Anton Sitnikov and Adviser Nikolai Kholshev and included Senior Lawyer Anastasia Kudryashova, Advisers Ekaterina Verle and Inna Firsova, Lawyer Victoria Malashenkova, and Junior Lawyers Anastasia Buryak and Olga Yarunina.
Baker McKenzie's team included: from Moscow, Partner Alexey Frolov, Senior Associate Kirill Manshin, Associate Valeria Zheludkova, and Trainee Danila Logachyov; from Stockholm, Partner Joakim Falkner, and Associates Stefan Balazs, Ian Gulam, and Johanna Flink; and from London, Partner David Duncan and Associate Jackson Martin.