JBIC’s acting on co-acquisition of German high-tech metals specialist H.C. Starck


Clifford Chance has advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on the subscription of non-voting class shares in JX Metals Deutschland GmbH (JXMD), a wholly owned company of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation, with amounting up to EUR 85.6 million.

JXMD was established with the purpose of acquiring all shares in H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Tantalum and Niobium products (high-purity metal powders), which are widely used in the Japanese electronics industry.

The Clifford Chance team advising JBIC led by Corporate partners Jörg Rhiel (Frankfurt, in picture) and Tatsuhiko Kamiyama (Tokyo) comprised counsel Werner Brickwedde (Düsseldorf), senior associate Yusuke Kobayashi (Tokyo) and associate Maria Luisa Köhler (Düsseldorf).

Involved fees earner: Jörg Rhiel – Clifford Chance; Tatsuhiko Kamiyama – Clifford Chance; Werner Brickwedde – Clifford Chance; Yusuke Kobayashi – Clifford Chance; Maria Luisa Köhler – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: Japan Bank for International Cooperation;

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Author: Michael Patrini