Exemplar Transactions
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  • We represented a mining company in the acquisition of one of the world's leading producers of copper for $25.9 billion in cash and stock, thereby creating the world's largest publicly traded copper mining company.
  • Jones Walker recently represented the purchaser in a $1.1 billion acquisition of more than 250 offshore leases—most of which properties are located on the outer continental shelf, including the related assets and the assumption of certain reclamation obligations. We negotiated the purchase and sale agreement, the financing agreements, the conveyancing, escrow, and transitional services agreements, resolved title defects, reviewed all marketing agreements, conducted due diligence, and handled all transactional and financing issues involved in a deal of this size and complexity. Our client entered into a syndicated bridge facility, providing for an $800 million unsecured term loan. The bridge facility is designed to be taken out by a subsequent equity and bond offering. Jones Walker acted as lead M&A counsel as well as lead counsel for the syndicated credit and bridge facilities and hedge agreements, including the negotiation and drafting of the loan and collateral documentation and swap documentation and the coordination and performance of all related due diligence.
  • We serve as project development counsel in the development of new power projects and are currently working on the development of a re-power project where an existing simple cycle, gas-fired power project will be re-engineered to operate on both gas and carbon-based fuels using a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler. As project development counsel, we advise on all aspects of the development, from real estate and site acquisition issues to the sale of the power to be produced as well as all contracts and agreements in between (construction, engineering, and procurement (EPC); fuel supply and transportation agreements; electrical interconnection agreements with the local grid; operation and maintenance agreements and power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the power off-takers). We also advise on project finance issues related to the complex financing arrangements required for such large-scale infrastructure development projects.