Natural resources are a vital part of the economy. Simpson Thacher lawyers have deep roots in the industry, including work for major coal producers and users as well as matters concerning the manufacturing and production of other minerals and metals.
Our representations have included:
- Arch Coal in its $3.4 billion acquisition of International Coal Group, which created the second-largest U.S. metallurgical coal supplier at the time
- Drummond Company and its affiliates in connection with the creation of a Colombian mining joint venture with Japan’s ITOCHU Corp. and in its $650 million of senior notes offerings
- Walter Energy in connection with various senior notes offerings aggregating $1.95 billion
- Peabody Energy Corporation in connection with a new $2.85 billion senior secured credit facility