SOURCE: King & Spalding

September 24, 2007 15:37 ET

King & Spalding Represents Metal Management, Inc. on Proposed Merger With Sims Group Limited

Transaction Creates the World's Largest Publicly Traded Recycling Company

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, is advising Metal Management, Inc. on its proposed merger with Sims Group Limited. The transaction will bring together one of the leading full service metal recyclers in the United States with one of the world's largest recycling companies.

The transaction is expected to close first quarter 2008 pending regulatory and shareholder approval.

The Metal Management and Sims Group Limited will join to form Sims Metal Management, the world's largest publicly traded recycler. Collectively, the two process and trade in excess of 15 million tons of metal annually at more than 200 locations worldwide.

Additional details about the transaction are available here:

The King & Spalding legal team involved in the transaction was led by Corporate partners E. William Bates and Stephen M. Wiseman of the firm's New York office.

Other members of the cross-office legal team that advised on this matter include the following:


Zachary J. Harmon (Special Matters, Washington, D.C.)
Donald S. Kohla (Tax, Atlanta)
Jeffrey S. Spigel (Litigation & Antitrust, Washington, D.C.)
John K. Sweet (Tax, New York)
Peter M. Todaro (Litigation & Antitrust, Washington, D.C.)
Robert G. Woodward (Tax, New York/Atlanta)


William A. Musgrove (Global Transactions, Houston)
Paul G. Prince (Corporate, New York)
Harold M. Shaw (Litigation-Tort & Environmental, Washington, D.C.)
Mark Wasden (International Trade, Washington, D.C.)


Danielle M. Brim (Litigation-Tort & Environmental, Washington, D.C.)
Brian M. Janson (Corporate, New York)
Natalie E. Posteau (Corporate, New York)
Monika Roth (Corporate, New York)
Carl E. Smith (Corporate, New York)
J. Michael Taylor (International Trade, Washington, D.C.)


Jan Marsh (Tax, Atlanta)

About King & Spalding

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Riyadh (affiliated office) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and in a Corporate Counsel survey in September 2007 was among the top firms representing Fortune 250 companies. For additional information, visit

Contact Information