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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Alcan Inc. bids for Pechiney SA

2003

Areas Mining and Natural Resources, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represented Pechiney S.A. in the approx. C$6 billion unsolicited hostile takeover bid by Alcan Inc. for Pechiney S.A. The combination of Alcan and Pechiney created the world’s largest publicly-traded aluminum company and also reflects the completion of a combination of Alcan, Alusuisse and Pechiney that was originally pursued in 1999 (in which Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel for Pechiney) but not completed because of EU competition concerns.