Mining M&A Attys Must Stay Sharp Amid Volatile Prices: GCs

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Nimbleness might not be the defining quality of multibillion-dollar mining projects, but it's what industry general counsel are looking for in lawyers working to buy and sell them, according to a new report that predicts fierce competition for mining M&A budgets.

Swings in the price of gold, copper and other commodities can drastically change transaction values in an instant. For slow-moving deals teams, that can be fatal, said Michael Rynowecer, president of The BTI Consulting Group Inc., the Wellesley, Mass.-based research firm that produced the report....
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