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Dewey & LeBoeuf, Linklaters help Vedanta take bite out of Anglo American to become largest Zinc miner

Dewey & LeBoeuf London corporate partners Camille Abousleiman and Simon Briggs are understood to have led for Vedanta Resources, assisted by associates Leanne Cox and Rebecca Flanagan.

Linklaters partner Michael Sullivan acted for sellers and the firm's long-standing client Anglo American.

The acquisition plan entails Vedanta's full purchase of the Skorpion mine in Namibia, the Lisheen mine in Ireland and a 74 per cent stake in Black Mountain Mining in South Africa.

Vedanta Group's controlled company Hindustan Zinc will undertake the acquisition which is subject to approval.

Dewey & LeBoeuf and Linklaters have advised India's largest mining company Vedanta Resources in its agreement to acquire zinc assets from Anglo American for $1.34 billion in order to make it the world's largest zinc producer and for a sizeable presence in Europe and Africa.   

Dewey & LeBoeuf London corporate partners Camille Abousleiman and Simon Briggs assisted by associates Leanne Cox and Rebecca Flanagan led for Vedanta Resources while Linklaters partner Michael Sullivan acted for sellers Anglo American Plc.

Competition and environmental law related advice was lent by partners Peter Crowther and Nicholas Rock of Dewey & LeBoeuf.   

The acquisition plan entails full purchase of the Skorpion mine in Namibia, the Lisheen mine in Ireland and 74 percent stake take over in Black Mountain Mining in South Africa  by Vedanta.

Vedanta group’s controlled company Hindustan Zinc Limited will undertake the acquisition which is subject to approval.

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