Henderson Chambers feature in one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020
Henderson Chambers is pleased to feature in one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.
Municipio De Mariana & Ors v BHP Group
Liverpool Business and Property Court, 9 Jun 2020, four days
“Liverpool seems an unlikely place to play host to one of the year’s most anticipated hearings, but this summer Slaughter and May travels to Merseyside to defend BHP Billiton from a mammoth class action claim. The case is brought by 202,500 individuals, 25 foreign dioceses and 700 businesses, who are suing the mining company after the Fundão dam collapse in 2015 destroyed homes and fisheries, contaminated forests and left residents without drinking water. Nineteen people also lost their lives.”
Charles Gibson QC is instructed on behalf of the Defendants by Slaughter & May.
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