Xuefeng is an associate in the Project Development and Finance Group based in New York and a core member of the Global Mining & Metals Group. Xuefeng primarily advises on project development and financing, joint ventures and sovereignty risk mitigation in the mining and natural resources sectors. He has worked on projects and operations in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
Prior to joining the Firm, Xuefeng was a senior in-house counsel at leading Chinese mining companies, where he developed significant legal experience in acquiring and operating mining & metal assets globally.
Representation of Syrah Resources on the development and financing of the Vidalia battery anode material facility in the Louisiana, the first graphite active anode material project to be developed in the US (and the first outside of China).
Representation of AMCI Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly traded special acquisition company, on its merger with LanzaTech, a market-leading innovator in carbon capture and transformation.
Representation of the lenders on the refinancing of a portfolio of thirteen operating commercial and industrial solar power assets located in North Carolina owned and operated by one of the largest developers and operators of utility scale solar assets in the US.
Representation of Presto, a leading provider of restaurant labor productivity technologies, on its merger with Nasdaq-listed Ventoux CCM Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special acquisition company.
Representation of the lenders on a financing for the development and construction of the Serrote open pit copper-gold mine and processing plant in Brazil. This transaction was awarded "Latin America Mining Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2021 and "Mining Deal of the Year" by Proximo 2022.
Representation of the sponsor on the ongoing development and financing of a micro steel mill in Florida that will recycle scrap metal into finished steel products.
Representation of a major Chinese mining company on the acquisition of a majority stake from an Arizona-based international mining company and subsequent disposal of a minority stake to a leading global battery maker in a world-class copper-cobalt mine in the DRC.
Representation of a Brazilian lithium project company on the negotiation of several long-term offtake agreements with electric vehicle and battery OEMs.
Representation of the underwriters on multiple public offerings of Piedmont Lithium, which is developing integrated lithium business in the US, Canada and Africa.
Representation of a major US-based global investment management corporation in its secured debt and equity investment in a large portfolio of certain mining assets in Peru, the US, Brazil, Finland and Canada.