Work Area: Mining & metals

Several firms steer Russian investment in Argentine lithium project

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Moscow and Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno in Buenos Aires have helped Russian mining group Uranium One enter into a joint venture with Canadian lithium miner Alpha One and invest US$30 million into an Argentine lithium project.

10 December 2021

Chilean and Canadian firms steer US$3.3 billion mining JV

Chilean miner Mantos Copper has enlisted Canadian firm Stikeman Elliot LLP and Baker McKenzie (Chile) to form a US$3.3 billion joint venture with Vancouver-based counterpart Capstone.

07 December 2021

Colombian gold miner makes dual IPO in Toronto and Bogotá

Gowling WLG LLP in Canada and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá have helped Medellín-based gold mining company Mineros launch a dual initial public offering in Toronto and Bogotá, raising a total of US$31.5 million.

29 November 2021

Marval stars in French-Chinese lithium project in Argentina

Chinese steel group Tsingshan has hired Marval O'Farrell Mairal to buy a minority stake in an Argentine lithium project from French mining company Eramet in exchange for a US$400 million investment commitment.

19 November 2021

South African miner enters LatAm with US$1 billion buy in Brazil

South African precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater Group has enlisted Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo to acquire Brazilian mining assets from UK private equity fund Appian Capital for US$1 billion.

16 November 2021

Peruvian miner Minsur makes US$500 million debt offer

Peruvian mining company Minsur has relied on Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima to issue US$500 million worth of notes and make a concurrent tender offer.

15 November 2021

Cescon Barrieu appoints eight new partners

Brazilian Elite firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has added firepower to several departments by promoting seven lawyers to its senior rank and hiring a practitioner from Stocche Forbes as partner.

12 November 2021

Canada's Hudbay gets refinancing for mines in Peru

Canadian mining group Hudbay has hired Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima to refinance two loans worth US$450 million.

11 November 2021

Bradespar sells Vale shares for nearly US$1 billion

Brazilian holding company Bradespar has turned to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Pinheiro Neto Advogados to sell 5.26 billion reais (US$959 million) worth of shares in Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer.

02 November 2021

Australian miner enters Chile with Sierra Gorda buy

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago and UK-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills have helped Australian miner South32 buy a stake in Chilean copper mine Sierra Gorda from Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo in a deal worth over US$2 billion.

19 October 2021

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