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From the Americas to Africa, Europe and Asia, we have been advising clients in the global mining industry for more than 125 years. 

With our collective experience in the mining sector, our global, cross-discipline legal team is dedicated to providing comprehensive advice on all aspects of mining-related transactions and projects. We possess an in-depth understanding of the mining industry, its driving forces and its competitive dynamics, making us the ideal partner for clients operating in the mining and natural resources sector.

Our mining group comprises seasoned lawyers with a wealth of experience in advising mining companies, ranging from multinational giants to emerging junior miners, as well as mining services companies, governments, financiers and investors.

Why Choose Us

Our global presence empowers us to advise clients on intricate, multijurisdictional transactions, often in emerging markets. We have a proven track record of guiding clients through major mining transactions worldwide, including across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. 

Our lawyers have deep commercial knowledge of the issues relating to the extraction, trading, storage, processing and transportation of minerals, metals and other natural resources. This industry knowledge informs our technical legal advice to you, ensuring it is pragmatic and that your commercial business objectives are at the forefront at all times.

In addition to our extensive experience in mining and natural resources, we understand the ever-evolving landscape of the industry. We are well versed in its multifaceted commercial drivers, including geopolitical risks, emerging technologies, resource accessibility, climate change, sustainability and shareholder activism.

We not only serve the industry, but we are a part of the industry. Our lawyers sit on the boards of regional mining associations (e.g., the Singapore Mining Club) and have a proven track record of providing access to valuable networking opportunities with the players making waves in the industry. 

Partner with us to navigate the complexities of the mining and natural resources industry and access innovative legal solutions that align with your business objectives.


Our legal services cover a broad spectrum of advice, including:

  • Corporate finance and debt structuring – We provide advice on raising equity and debt in capital markets, private fundraisings and various debt financing structures. Our expertise spans initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary fundraisings, bond issuances, borrowing base financing, export credit agencies (ECAs), offtake prepayment financing, preexport financing, equipment leasing and other structured financing.
  • M&A – We handle cross-border M&A and joint venture deals for both private and publicly listed companies within the sector, drawing on our industry experience to deliver a seamless transaction. Our team is proud to be consistently recognized among the top-ranked practices for M&A transactions.
  • Concession and license awards – We advise both private investors and government ministries on securing and awarding mineral rights through negotiating the terms of mining concessions, licenses, production sharing agreements and technical service agreements, as well as on farm-in/out agreements, royalty and streaming contracts, and joint venture agreements. We also have deep experience in designing competitive auction processes to enable governments to increase competitive tension and drive value.
  • Mining services – We advise clients on mining services contracts spanning open cut and underground mining, and dry and wet equipment hire, as well as mine closure and rehabilitation.  
  • Construction and infrastructure – We advise clients on a range of project and construction contracts throughout the mine life cycle in respect of construction of the mine, processing facilities and associated infrastructure (including power networks, water supply, road  and railways), decommissioning and employee and community welfare schemes. 
  • Environmental, safety and health – Our expertise includes advising on environmental, social and governance issues, including permitting, feasibility, infrastructure development, site remediation and the development of compliance management systems, auditing and internal investigations.
  • Commodities and shipping – Our team brings together multidisciplinary specialists to provide practical, innovative and commercial advice on all aspects of international trade and shipping, including commodity sale and purchase transactions (and related matters, such as storage, processing, distribution and marketing); contracts of affreightment; charterparties; cargo claims; casualties and general-average incidents; ship arrests; regulatory matters; and sanctions.
  • International trade/sanctions – Our export controls and economic sanctions team is second to none and one of the few such teams that truly operate with a global footprint. We advise on foreign investment national security/economic security restrictions; international trade issues; customs unions and free trade agreements; custom duty reduction and recovery; compliance programs; and sanctions.
  • Labor and employment – We have one of the largest global labor and employment practices in the world, which operates cohesively to support our clients across as many jurisdictions as they need. We specialize and excel in project managing and running cross-border assignments and cases.
  • Public policy – We develop effective strategies to help you assess the sector-specific government policies that could affect your business interests and advocate for your interests with executive and legislative branches of government. We are proud to have the most experienced and well-recognized public policy practice in the US and internationally. 
  • International arbitration – We have one of the preeminent arbitration practices in the world, with a particular strength in natural resources-related cases. Our work includes acting for governments, mining companies and investors, in relation to international commercial and investor-state arbitrations arising out of mining-related activities across the globe.  
  • Litigation – We offer our clients comprehensive commercial litigation services, ranging from commercial and corporate fraud litigation to complex insolvency and workout disputes.
  • Government investigations and white collar – We offer formidable and highly organized resources around the globe to effectively represent clients faced with potential governmental investigations and any parallel civil and criminal prosecution, as well as helping clients focus on future developments and compliance. We have been involved in four of the 10 largest US Department of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and anticorruption investigations.

  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, Mining & Minerals, Tier 4
  • The Legal 500 Australia 2023, Natural Resources (Transactions and Regulatory), Tier 4 
  • Chambers UK 2024, Commodities: Physicals, Band 3
  • Chambers USA 2023, Nationwide: International Arbitration, Band 1
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, International Arbitration, Tier 4
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Singapore – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: Highly Regarded (Band 1)
    Recognized as one of the world’s most successful firms for international arbitration by the 2023 edition of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR), which ranked us in the upper half of its prestigious GAR 30
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, Tier 1
  • The Legal 500 US 2023, Government Relations, Tier 1 
  • The Legal 500 US 2023, M&A: Mid-Market (sub-US$500 million), Tier 1 
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, M&A: £100-£750 million, Tier 2
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, Corporate Tax, Tier 1
  • Chambers UK 2024, Corporate/M&A: £100-£800 million, Band 4
  • Chambers UK 2024, Capital Markets/AIM, Band 4
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, Equity Capital Markets, Tier 4
  • The Legal 500 UK 2023, Finance: Trade Finance, Tier 2
  • Chambers UK 2024, Banking & Finance: Lenders, Band 2

Our group and individual lawyers have been recognized by some of the world’s leading legal publications, including: 

  • Chambers UK, Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers USA and Chambers Global
  • The Legal 500 UK, The Legal 500 US and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 
  • Law360
  • The American Lawyer
  • TIME Magazine – One of the most recommended law firms in the US in its inaugural list of America’s Top Law Firms, 202