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White & Case Advises Lenders on Gold Mine Financing Project in Republic of Guinea

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the lenders, Chaabi International Bank Offshore (Banque Centrale Populaire Group), Société Générale and Attijariwafa Bank Europe, on the US$122 million financing of a gold mine located in the Republic of Guinea, to be operated by Société des Mines de Mandiana (Managem Group).

The financing will be used for the design, construction, development and operation of the gold mine, which will have an annual capacity of 2.8 million tons. It is located in the district of Mandiana Prefecture, in the heart of a 490 square kilometers exploration area in the northeast of the country, in the Kankan region.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Rebecca Campbell (London) and partner of counsel Paule Biensan (Paris) and included partners François-Guilhem Vaissier and Grégoire Karila (both Paris), Kamran Ahmad, Ingrid York and Michael Watson (all London), counsel Sindhura Swaminathan (Paris) and associates Louis-Jérôme Laisney, Alain Chan Hon, Olivier Le Bars, Sacha Ruffié, Charles Linel and Thierry Nkiliyehe (all Paris), Henry Brendon, Phillan Amin and Marianne Naicker (all London), Jennifer Riddle and Khawla Alatiyat (both Abu Dhabi) and Mohamed Hasan (Dubai).

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