Advising Ambatovy Project on US$4.5bn Mining Investment

US$4.5bn real estate and permits mining investment
US$4.5bn real estate and permits mining investment
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We advised the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar since its inception in 2003. We advise on the real estate and permitting aspects of its US$4.5bn investment in Madagascar. The client reached financial close for US$2.2bn of project financing in 2008 and we continue to advise the project directly. Issues include an extensive land acquisition programme, preparation for and conduct of a compulsory purchase (eminent domain) programme, advising on the law on large mining investments (LGIM), ensuring local law conformity with the international financing agreements, negotiating with key strategic partners, analysing risk and developing risk mitigation strategies and reviewing and revising agreements with consultants.

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