News 21 Dec. 2012

Curtis Advises Glencore on U.S. Legal Matters in Acquisition of Viterra Inc.

New York, December 21, 2012 — Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advised Glencore International plc on U.S. legal and regulatory matters in its US$6.2 billion acquisition of Canadian agri-products supplier and grain handler Viterra Inc. The transaction closed on December 17.

The acquisition reinforces Glencore International's position as one of the world's leading commodity suppliers, giving Swiss-based Glencore immediate critical mass in the key grain markets of North America through Viterra's substantial Canadian operations. Viterra also materially expands Glencore's existing operations in Australia.

The Curtis team counseling Glencore in this acquisition included partners Matias Vega and Jeffrey Ostrager, counsel Raymond T. Hum and associates Susana Namnum, Ryan Hansen, Martin Brown and Kreg Katoski (all from the Corporate group); partner Jeffrey Zuckerman and associate Ross Bidlingmaier (Antitrust/Competition) and partner James Durling (International Trade); partner Andrew Otis (Environmental); counsel Kuang-Chu Chiang and associate Rebecca Gidel (Tax); counsel Catherine Baecher (Real Estate), and partner Javier Hernandez (Employee Benefits).

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