Nachrichten December 18, 2018

Albemarle Corporation’s Lithium Joint Venture in Western Australia

Shearman & Sterling advised global specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corporation in connection with its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire a 50 percent interest in Mineral Resources Limited’s Wodgina hard rock lithium project in Western Australia for a purchase price of US$1.15 billion. The companies are forming a joint venture to own and operate the Wodgina project to produce spodumene concentrate and battery grade lithium hydroxide. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019.

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