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Gide and Deloitte Legal Advise on Sierra Gorda, KGHM Polska Miedz, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Sumitomo Corporation's Financing from BGK

Gide and Deloitte Legal Advise on Sierra Gorda, KGHM Polska Miedz, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Sumitomo Corporation's Financing from BGK

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Gide has advised Sierra Gorda S.C.M., KGHM Polska Miedz S.A., Sumitomo Metal Mining CO., LTD, and Sumitomo Corporation on a USD 700 million financing from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. Sullivan & Cromwell advised Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Mining as well, while Deloitte Legal advised BGK on the deal.

Sierra Gorda entered into a credit facility agreement with BGK, with KGHM Polska Miedz, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Sumitomo Corporation providing corporate guarantees.

Sierra Gorda is a mining operation in the Antofagasta region of Chile, producing copper and molybdenum concentrate. KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. is one of the largest companies in Poland, a producer of copper and silver, with six working mines in Canada, Chile, and the United States.

Sumitomo Metal Mining, founded in 1590, is currently the third-largest producer of copper and the largest producer of nickel and gold in Japan. Sumitomo Corporation, founded in 1919, is one of the eight largest companies in Japan.

Gide's team in Warsaw was led by Partner Dariusz Tokarczuk and Associate Mateusz Gronau and included Associates Marta Karminska and Paulina Surma.

Deloitte Legal's team included Warsaw-based Local Partners Nicholas Coddington and Katarzyna Jakubiak and Associate Anna Stawinska, Chile-based Lawyers Ignacio Concha and Oliver Ortiz Quiero, and Japan-based Partner Hirokazu Ina.

Deloitte Legal Law Firm at a Glance

Deloitte Legal Adriatic is a unique law firm consisting of teams of highly specialized lawyers, providing a vast range of legal services, and part of the commercially integrated Deloitte Legal Group. Deloitte Legal Adriatic has a team of 50 legal professionals, qualified in their jurisdictions, at offices across 8 countries: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. Across the Adriatic region, our offices assist clients in this interlinked, highly complex, and dynamically developing region. We are among the largest law firms in our jurisdictions and have offices in each of the most important business centers. With a multi-lingual international team, all of whom are fluent in English, we can assist clients through our dedicated language desks including in Chinese, German, French, Russian, and many other languages, including all the Balkan languages.

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Local contacts:

1. Albania and Kosovo

Deloitte Legal Sh.p.k

Sabina Lalaj, Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner

slalaj@deloitteCE.com

2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advokatsko društvo “Legal Partners” d.o.o.

Aida Hamur, Attorney-at-Law 

ahamur@deloittece.com

3. Croatia

Krehić & Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal

Tarja Krehić, LL.M. (DUKE)

Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner

tkrehic@kip-legal.hr

4. Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia

Law Office Antonić

Stefan Antonić, independent attorney at law in cooperation with Deloitte Legal

santonic@deloittece.com