Vedanta questions appointment of counsel in tiff with Zambia govt
Vedanta Resources on Tuesday said it plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without being given a chance to be heard through lawyers of its choice, documents filed in court show.
According to a notice filed in court on June 6, Vedanta 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 had said last week.
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.
Vedanta also wants the court to determine whether lawyers appointed by the provisional liquidator on the company’s behalf can represent it correctly.