Gide has advised the French State on the disposal of Vale Nouvelle Calédonie, operating a mining complex in New Caledonia, by Groupe Vale to the Prony Ressources consortium (financial and industrial partners, and local players). This transaction received the State's support in an amount of EUR 500 million, in particular as a loan and guarantee.
Gide was represented by partner Anne Tolila and counsel Paul Guillemin on corporate aspects; partner Eric Cartier-Millon and associate Rosalie Johnstone on financing aspects; partner Thomas Courtel and associate Alexandre Rennesson on aspects of public law; and partner Benoit Le Bret on aspects of State aid.
Bredin Prat advised Vale (Patrick Dziewolski, Alexander Blackburn, Christine Lenis, Caroline Forschbach, Nadira Kayouech, Corentin Thomas, Guillaume Agbodjan, Thomas Beulaygue and Valentin Linares-Cruz on corporate aspects ; Pascale Lagesse, Guilhem Seronie-Doutriaux and Aude Sybillin on employment law aspects; Guillaume Froger and Guillaume Léonard on public law aspects; Florian Bouaziz, Aurélie Patrelle and Laura Montagnier on litigation aspects ; Nicolas Laurent on restructuring aspects ; Marie-Cécile Rameau and Albane Guyot on antitrust aspects and Julia Apostle on IP/IT aspects).
Cleary Gottlieb advised Vale (Pierre-Yves Chabert, Barthélemy Faye, Rodolphe Elineau and Blanche d’Aramon on corporate aspects; Emmanuel Ronco, on IP/IT aspects; Anne-Sophie Coustel and Augustin Aoudjhane on tax law aspects; Frédéric de Bure, Maeva Lagoute and Laura Chovet Ballester on antitrust aspects; Jérôme Hartemann on employment law aspects, Jean-Yves Garaud; Aurèle Delors on regulatory aspects).
Dentons advised one of the parties to the consortium (Pascal Chadenet, Patricia Leguy, Clémence Breuil on corporate aspects; Marc Fornacciari and Prisca Betesta on public law aspects; Jacqueline Bell and Todd Crosby in Amsterdam on financing aspects).
Hogan Lovells advised Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie (now Prony Resources New Caledonia) and its management (Stéphane Huten, Xavier Doumen, Ali Chegra, Martin Noire and Florian Tranchecoste on corporate aspects ; Laurent Ragot on tax law aspects ; Alexander Premont, Guergana Zabounova, and Eleanor Cizeron on financing aspects).
Assistance Conseil d'Entreprises (ACE) (Laurent Chassard) and Cabinet Z (Cédric de Kervenoael) advised Société de Participation Minière du Sud Calédonien (SPMSC)