Minter Ellison-advised coal deal wins China Law & Practice deal-of-the-year award

The AUD8bn (£4.6bn) merger of Gloucester Coal and Yancoal Australia — the Australian arm of China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining — has been named 2013 Energy and Resources Deal of the Year by China Law & Practice. Minter Ellison advised Gloucester Coal in the complex transaction.

The law firm’s corporate advisory team in this matter consisted of Melbourne partners John Steven and Bart Oude-Vrielink, with energy and resources specialist partners Simon Scott, Simon Ball, Sam MacGibbon and Marcus Best.