Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Vedanta Resources on Tuesday plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without the chance to be heard through lawyers of its choice, documents filed in court show.
According to a notice filed in court on June 6, VedantaNSE 2.15 % wants to be represented by lawyers Nchito & Nchito and not those appointed by the provisional liquidator. A court hearing following Zambia's decision to name the provisional liquidator to run Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) business was adjourned until Tuesday without tackling the company's demands to be involved, Vedanta said last week.
Vedanta Resources, part-owner of the Mumbai-listed Vedanta group of companies, is KCM's majority shareholder, while Zambian state mining company ZCCM-IH holds a stake of about 20%. Vedanta wants the court to determine "whether a confirmation of the provisional liquidator and the compulsory liquidation can be conducted without the company or its directors being heard through lawyers of their choice," the notice reads.