Firms: Allion Legal (Western Areas), Clifford Chance (Kagara)
Deal: Western Areas purchases Lounge Lizard Nickel Project from Kagara Mining
Value: $68 million
Key players: Allion principal Craig Readhead and associate Jo Steer acted for Western Areas
Deal significance: The Lounge Lizard deposit is located adjacent to Western Areas’ 100 per cent-owned Flying Fox nickel mine at the Forrestania nickel project. Western Areas currently mines, mills and sells the Lounge Lizard nickel concentrate utilising the existing Flying Fox infrastructure under a project agreement with Kagara.