OZ Minerals’ Acquisition Of Cassini Resources


Gilbert + Tobin advised OZ Minerals Limited on the acquisition of Cassini Resources Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.

OZ’s acquisition of Cassini Resources followed the demerger of Cassini Resources’ Yarawindah Brook and Mount Squires assets to newly established Caspin Resources Limited by way of a separate and interconditional scheme of arrangement on 5 October 2020.

The transaction results in the consolidation of OZ Minerals’ ownership of the West Musgrave Project, giving OZ Minerals flexibility over the development approach for the project. The West Musgrave Project, which is considered to be Australia’s largest undeveloped copper-nickel deposit, is located in Western Australia near the borders of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The team was led by Corporate Advisory partner Julie Athanasoff (Picture), with support from Corporate Advisory partner Justin Mannolini, senior associate Matthew Watkins, and lawyers Courtney Libby and Gabrielle Sumich. Special Counsel Patrick Tydde and lawyer Jamie Ammendolea from G+T’s Disputes and Investigations team advised on the court approval process for the scheme of arrangement.

Involved fees earner: Jamie Ammendolea – Gilbert + Tobin; Julie Athanasoff – Gilbert + Tobin; Courtney Libby – Gilbert + Tobin; Justin Mannolini – Gilbert + Tobin; Gabrielle Sumich – Gilbert + Tobin; Patrick Tydde – Gilbert + Tobin; Matthew Watkins – Gilbert + Tobin;

Law Firms: Gilbert + Tobin;

Clients: OZ Minerals Ltd;

Author: Michael Patrini