SOURCE: King & Spalding

February 26, 2007 11:57 ET

King & Spalding Represents The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. ("Cristal") in $1.2 Billion Acquisition of Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Business From Lyondell Chemical Company

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, represented The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. ("Cristal") in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company's Millennium Inorganic Chemicals business, which was announced today. The Millennium Inorganic Chemicals business is the world's second largest producer of titanium dioxide, with manufacturing locations in Australia, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

With major offices in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, Cristal is the only producer of titanium dioxide in the Middle East and North Africa and exports its products to more than 70 countries.

Additional details about the transaction can be found here:

The King & Spalding lawyers leading the team for CRISTAL are:

--  Michael J. Egan, Partner, Atlanta
--  William R. Parish, Partner, Houston
--  John L. Keffer, Partner, London
Other members of King & Spalding's team include the following:
John L. Tobin, Associate, Houston
Elana Herman, Associate, Houston
Tara L. Teeter, Associate, Houston
Marcus A. Young, Associate, London
Paul W. White, Associate, London

Jeffrey S. Spigel, Partner, Washington, D.C.

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Donald S. Kohla, Partner, Atlanta
Laura M. Nolen, Associate, Atlanta
Pulina Whitaker, Associate, London

Les A. Oakes, Counsel, Atlanta
Rita B. Barker, Associate, Atlanta

Margaret E. (Peggy) O'Neil, Partner, New York
Jennifer E. Daly, Associate, New York

Intellectual Property
Michael S. Pavento, Counsel, Atlanta

Jane C. Luxton, Partner, Washington, D.C.
Meghan Magruder, Partner, Atlanta
Brian A. White, Associate, Atlanta

Real Estate
Peter M. Oxman, Partner, Houston
Richard F. Heaton, Associate, Houston

Robert G. Woodward, Partner, Atlanta
Kevin G. Conway, Partner, London
Michael H. Plowgian, Associate, Atlanta
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