Lawyers at Latham regularly advise clients on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry. The firm believes that a strong understanding of the business underlying an M&A transaction is a prerequisite to providing sound legal advice.
The team's mining and metals industry experience allows Latham to work effectively with buy-side clients to pinpoint areas of potential value leakage, and then appropriately tailor an approach to legal due diligence, warranties and other matters for the business being acquired. The firm's experience also enables it to support sell-side clients when packaging and selling a mining or metals business.
Latham is familiar with the common pitfalls associated with public M&A transactions involving early-stage mining companies, as well as the defensive measures often employed on mining companies that are the subject of an unsolicited bid.