Rio Tinto Cash Tender Offer


Linklaters advised Rio Tinto in connection with a cash tender offer by Rio Tinto Finance plc to purchase certain of its euro-denominated debt securities. Davis Polk advised the dealer managers.

Rio Tinto is a global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining and processing mineral resources. Major products include aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt), iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal and uranium. Rio Tinto’s activities span the world and are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.

Linklaters advised Rio Tinto with a team including Cecil D. Quillen III (Picture).

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners Reuven B. Young and Simon Witty, counsel Radoslaw Michalak, European counsel John Taylor and associate Jack Kelly. Partner Jonathan Cooklin and counsel David Wilson provided U.K. tax advice.

Involved fees earner: Cecil Quillen – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Linklaters;

Clients: Rio Tinto Group;

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