Andrzej Omietański

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Andrzej Omietański is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in London. Andrzej's practice focuses primarily on the mining & metals sector, with interdisciplinary experience working on commodities, project finance, corporate, public/private M&A, private equity, capital markets transactions, financial restructurings and liquidations and "innovative" transactions (involving distributed ledger technologies in the mining sector) across Europe and the Americas. Andrzej completed a secondment to the corporate and institutional banking (CIB) legal team at BNP Paribas' headquarters in Paris. He has also worked in White & Case's New York and Hong Kong offices.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School

London

LLM (Hons)
London School of Economics
LLB (Hons)
University of Kent
Languages
English
Polish

Experience

Innovation

Representation of MineHub, a mining & metals supply chain blockchain platform, on its consortium arrangements and development of its blockchain ecosystem

Representation of Eco Metals Recovery in the development and commercialisation of an innovative gold separation technology

Supply Chain/Prepay financing and Offtake/Operational Excellence

Representation of Emirates Global Aluminium, a global, vertically integrated aluminium producer, on major supply chain and offtake agreements, and operational excellence projects

Representation of Concord Resources in a concentrate offtake prepay financing 

Representation of a Brazilian large-scale integrated zinc producer on creating a polymetallic sales contract template for their US market

Representation of a large Brazilian copper refiner and products maker on English law matters, including entry into a corporate guarantee

Financing

Representation of the lenders for the project finance option in connection with Sirius Minerals Plc's Phase 2 financing of the North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project

Representation of the initial purchasers (Jefferies LLC, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and TD Securities (USA) LLC) in connection with the issuance by Canadian copper miner Taseko Mines Limited of US$250 million of senior secured notes

Representation of Jefferies LLC, on a senior secured notes offering of US$150 million of Largo Resources Ltd, the operator of the Maracas Menchen Mine located in Bahia, Brazil where it mines and produces vanadium pentoxide

Representation of Conuma Coal Resources Limited on its debut issuance of US$200 million senior secured notes

Representation of the senior lenders and DFIs on the project financing of a greenfield ferrovanadium smelter in Scandinavia

Representation of the lenders on their proposed financing of an aluminium mill (and associated infrastructure) in the United States, to be developed by a large aluminium alloys manufacturer for aluminium in the automotive and aerospace industries;

M&A/Corporate/Strategic Advisory

Representation of Newmont Mining Corp., a gold and copper producer based in the United States with operations worldwide, on its US$10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp Inc., a Canadian senior gold producer

Representation of Vale S.A., a Brazilian mining company and the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world, on its $550 million acquisition of Ferrous Resources Limited, a mid-sized iron ore company, also located in Brazil

Representation of Grupo Mineros S.A. on their acquisition from Yamana of 100% of the producing Gualcamayo gold mine in Argentina and a portfolio of exploration assets in Chile

Representation of a private investment firm on its proposed investment for the development and project financing of a greenfields quartz mine in British Columbia, Canada and a greenfields silicon metal plant in Washington State, United States

Distressed and Restructuring

Representation of NWR in its second round of operational and balance sheet restructuring following the further significant decline in the coal price since the first round of restructuring in 2014.