Freehills is advising Minmetals Resources Limited on its $C6.3 billion ($6.3 billion) proposed offer for Equinox Minerals Limited.
Minmetals Resources Limited is a Hong Kong-listed, Australian-based management team mining company which owns and operates a portfolio of world-class base metal mining operations in Australia and Lao PDR, as well as a suite of development and exploration projects throughout Australia, Asia and Canada.
Equinox Minerals Limited is an international mining company that owns the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia and the Jabal Sayid Copper-Gold project in Saudi Arabia. Its shares are dual-listed in Canada and Australia on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.
The Freehills team is led by partner John Tivey along with senior associate Jonathan Li. Partner Daniel Brealey and senior associate Martin McDonald are advising on the banking and finance aspects of the transaction.
The Freehills team is working closely with Minmetals Resources General Counsel Nick Myers and Group Counsel Leigh Mollison.
Other advisers on the transaction are Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg LLP (Canada), Linklaters (Hong Kong), Deutsche Bank AG and Macquarie Capital Advisers.