Traditional strengths in real estate, regulatory, and corporate finance provide meaningful legal insight for mining industry clients
Significant industry experience, including some of the most important transactions of recent years
For years, Weil has represented mining companies and their investors in a wide range of corporate and litigation matters. Most recently, we have worked on some of the most high-profile transactions in the industry, representing the lead arrangers in the $20.6 billion financing that supported the three-way combination of Phelps Dodge Corporation, Inco Limited, and Falconbridge Limited, a transaction which created the largest nickel producer and largest publicly-traded copper producer in the world.
Our representations in this field take us all over the world to assist clients looking to buy or sell assets or resolve disputes. In just the last year, we have handled matters relating to mining assets in both North and South America, as well as Africa. These matters have required legal skills in connection with the divestiture of assets, bank financing, and unsolicited tender offers, and in the more distant past, we have assisted clients in private-equity transactions, joint ventures, and restructurings.
Several of our clients have significant international mining assets, and our firm maintains a strong global dispute resolution practice to assist clients with ongoing disputes, as well as helping them to craft agreements with advantageous arbitration clauses.