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Clifford Chance

Expertise & Experience

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Partners in our multi-disciplinary materials sector group are drawn from across the globe and provide legal advice which is enhanced by our focus on the agri-business, forestry, paper & pulp, container & packaging, industrial chemicals and metals industries.

By sharing experience and know-how between industries and regions, we ensure that we are alive to the current and future issues our clients may face.

Examples of our work include advising on:

  • substantial M&A mandates (domestic and cross-border)
  • anti-trust issues arising on M&A matters and on business activities generally
  • project financing of new sites and facilities
  • capital markets transactions
  • environmental and compliance issues
  • emissions trading.

Client experience

  • KUKA Aktiengesellschaft, Augsburg, Germany, on the public takeover offer made by MECCA International (BVI) Limited, a subsidiary of Midea Group Co., Ltd., for all shares in KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
  • Cinven on sale of Germany-based CeramTec GmbH, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance ceramics, to an investor consortium led by BC Partners and including Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Chinalco Capital Holdings Limited on the issue of USD$500 million 4.25% guaranteed bonds due 2022, unconditionally and irrevocable guaranteed by Aluminum Corporation of China