Tata Chemicals Acquires Shares of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc.

Tata Chemicals Limited, part of the TATA group and India's leading manufacturer of inorganic chemicals, fertilizers and food additives, acquired the shares of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc., a US-based chemical company, for slightly in excess of $1 billion. This acquisition makes Tata Chemicals Limited one of the largest soda ash producers in the world. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted as Canadian counsel to Tata Chemicals Limited, which was represented in most of the principal jurisdictions of the transaction by Hogan & Hartson.

New York M&A partner Waajid Siddiqui of Hogan & Hartson's India practice was the lead attorney in this transaction, assisted by corporate partners Deborah Staudinger and Marcia Wiss, tax partner Scott Friedman, environmental partner Scott Reisch, employee benefits partner Joseph Rackman and associates Natalia Nuckols and Wylie Levone.

The Davies team was headed by Peter Mendell and included partners Alex Pike (environment), Denis Ferland (restructuring) and John Bodrug (competition). Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP represented General Chemical Industrial Products.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP