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Meet the team

Our global mining group is internationally recognized as a leading legal practice in the sector, providing tailored advice to prominent players in the mining industry. Based in offices across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, we are able to provide a team of lawyers from multiple practice areas who offer a wealth of experience in acting on mining transactions in every major mining region in the world.

We act for a range of major international financial institutions, mining houses and global corporate leaders who value our experience in the sector and our ability to provide local market knowledge when needed. Our market-leading reputation has enabled us to advise on some of the industry’s largest and most innovative mining transactions and we are particularly well known for our work in leveraged finance deals for mining developments, including complex syndications.

We also have a leading reputation in joint ventures, debt finance, equity capital markets, climate change and dispute resolution in the sector. Our team can guide you through the regulatory constraints that affect the mining industry around the globe and are able to secure the necessary licensing and consents for your most critical mining transactions.

We deliver

  • global resources and track record
  • unrivalled experience in the international mining sector and in emerging markets
  • transactional, regulatory and contentious capabilities

Our areas of work include

  • accessing Chinese finance
  • alternative mining finance (including streaming & royalties)
  • debt finance
  • development finance (project finance)
  • dispute resolution
  • commodity finance
  • climate change and environment
  • equity capital markets
  • ECA & DFI experience
  • FSA and derivatives
  • infrastructure
  • joint ventures
  • licensing and consents
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • mining infrastructure
  • mining safety and investigations
  • offtake arrangements
  • tax & structuring.

Mining disputes

As a leading international mining disputes practice, we have extensive knowledge of the mining sector and a thorough understanding of the issues faced by industry players.

Our mining disputes team works closely with our award winning global mining team. With offices in all the major mining markets in the world, we are in a position to provide clear and comprehensive advice that addresses the challenges faced by the industry on both a global and local level.

Mining companies and financial institutions rely on our help to resolve all manner of high-risk, complex and sensitive mining disputes. We understand the risks inherent in carrying out mining operations particularly in difficult jurisdictions, including political risks.

Our deep sector knowledge and commercial insight means we are able to produce results that enable our clients to achieve their business objectives. This sector knowledge encompasses dispute resolution regimes and the protections that investment treaties and international law offer against expropriation without compensation; unfair, inequitable or discriminatory treatment; and denial of justice. Our key areas of strength include international arbitration, regulations and investigations, business ethics and anti-corruption, and transnational litigation, all of which can significantly affect industry stakeholders.

Our extensive global network means we are one of the few international practices that can provide seamless multijurisdictional representation to mining clients, offering timely advice on local laws, regulations and procedures across the globe.

Deep sector knowledge

Our global mining extranet contains key know-how materials for our clients in the mining sector on a range of topics including: top ten guides to mining in various jurisdictions across the world; briefing guides on alternative financing sources for mining companies; finding strategic partners; corporate governance; feasibility and construction; and M&A and finance. Learn more about the global mining extranet.

Awards and accolades

  • Acritas Sharplegal Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index, No. 1 among strongest global brands in the energy/utilities and mining industry, Acritas Sharplegal, 2014
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Chambers & Partners, 2015