EX-5.1 4 a20210910ex51gibsonconsent.htm EX-5.1 Document
Exhibit 5.1

[Letterhead of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP]
September 10, 2021
Celanese Corporation
Celanese US Holdings LLC
222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 900N
Irving, TX 75039
Re:Celanese Corporation
Celanese US Holdings LLC
0.625% Senior Notes due 2028
Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236294)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
    We have acted as counsel to Celanese US Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Company”), its parent, Celanese Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Parent Guarantor”), and certain subsidiaries of the Company listed on Annex A hereto (collectively, the “Subsidiary Guarantors” and, together with the Parent Guarantor, the “Guarantors”) in connection with the preparation and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Registration Statement on Form S-3, file no. 333-236294 (the “Registration Statement”), under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the prospectus included therein, the prospectus supplement, dated September 2, 2021, filed with the Commission on September 3, 2021 pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act (the “Prospectus Supplement”), and the offering by the Company pursuant thereto of €500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 0.625% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”).
    The Notes have been issued pursuant to the Indenture (the “Base Indenture”) dated as of May 6, 2011, among the Company, the Parent Guarantor and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture relating to the Notes (the “Supplemental Indenture” and together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”) dated as of September 10, 2021, among the Company, the Guarantors and the Trustee and are guaranteed pursuant to the terms of the Indenture and the notation endorsed on the Notes by the Guarantors (the “Guarantees”).

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Celanese US Holdings LLC
September 10, 2021
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    In arriving at the opinions expressed below, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction as being true and complete copies of the originals, of the Base Indenture, the Supplemental Indenture, the Notes and the Guarantees and such other documents, corporate records, certificates of officers of the Company and the Guarantors and of public officials and other instruments as we have deemed necessary or advisable to enable us to render these opinions. In our examination, we have assumed, without independent investigation, the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity and competency of all natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies. As to any facts material to these opinions, we have relied to the extent we deemed appropriate and without independent investigation upon statements and representations of officers and other representatives of the Company, the Guarantors and others.
    Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, exceptions, qualifications and limitations set forth herein, we are of the opinion that the Notes are legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms, and the Guarantees of the Notes are legal, valid and binding obligations of the Guarantors obligated thereon, enforceable against such Guarantors in accordance with their respective terms.
    The opinions expressed above are subject to the following additional exceptions, qualifications, limitations and assumptions:
A.We render no opinion herein as to matters involving the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York, the State of Texas and the United States of America and to the extent relevant for our opinions herein, the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act. This opinion is limited to the effect of the current state of the laws of the State of New York, the State of Texas and the United States of America and the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act and the facts as they currently exist. We assume no obligation to revise or supplement this opinion in the event of future changes in such laws or the interpretations thereof or such facts.
B.    The opinions above are subject to (i) the effect of any bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, arrangement or similar laws affecting the rights and remedies of creditors’ generally, including without limitation the effect of statutory or other laws regarding fraudulent transfers or preferential transfers and (ii) general principles of equity, including without limitation concepts of materiality, reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing and the possible unavailability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies regardless of whether enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.



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C.    We express no opinion regarding the effectiveness of (i) any waiver of stay, extension or usury laws or of unknown future rights, (ii) provisions relating to indemnification, exculpation or contribution, to the extent such provisions may be held unenforceable as contrary to public policy or federal or state securities laws, (iii) any provision that would require payment of any unamortized original issue discount (including any original issue discount effectively created by payment of a fee), (iv) any purported fraudulent transfer “savings” clause, (v) any provision waiving the right to object to venue in any court, (vi) any agreement to submit to the jurisdiction of any Federal court or (vii) any waiver of the right to jury trial.
    We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Parent Guarantor’s Current Report on Form 8-K, and we further consent to the use of our name under the caption “Validity of the Securities” in the Registration Statement and under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus Supplement. In giving these consents, we do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP



ANNEX A
Subsidiary Guarantors
NameForm of EntityJurisdiction of Formation
Celanese Acetate LLCLimited liability companyDelaware
Celanese Americas LLC Limited liability companyDelaware
Celanese Chemicals, Inc.CorporationDelaware
Celanese Global Relocation LLCLimited liability companyDelaware
Celanese International CorporationCorporationDelaware
Celanese Ltd.Limited partnershipTexas
Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd.Limited partnershipTexas
Celtran, Inc.CorporationDelaware
CNA Holdings LLCLimited liability companyDelaware
KEP Americas Engineering Plastics, LLCLimited liability companyDelaware
Ticona Fortron Inc.CorporationDelaware
Ticona LLCLimited liability companyDelaware
Ticona Polymers, Inc.CorporationDelaware