Established natural resource specialists combining international expertise with local knowledge
We have considerable experience of acting on all aspects of the natural resources lifecycle, from discovery through to closure, in the world’s resource rich markets.
The increasing scarcity of the world’s resources continues to force the extractive industries to work in new and challenging jurisdictions and environments. Our far reaching international network provides an integrated and comprehensive service on a global basis enabling us to guide our clients through the issues and difficulties facing the mining industry today, such as resource nationalism, environmental and community concerns.
We advise on all aspects of the mining and extractives supply chain, on both contentious and non-contentious issues and on all aspects of the mining process including mining risks.
Our clients include governments, mine owners and operators, engineering consultants, traders, banks and other financial institutions, insurers and reinsurers and the transportation and storage companies that move goods from mine to market.
Technical experts with a broad understanding of the commercial issues relevant to mining transactions
The team acts on all aspects of the natural resources lifecycle, including equity and debt capital raising, as well as start-up and early stage investments; mining developments agreements; acquisitions and disposals; take-overs and defences; IPO’s; reorganisations; and banking and project finance.
We also advise shareholders as well as boards, including in relation to corporate advisory, governance and fiduciary duties. Our sector knowledge is key to providing efficient and relevant due diligence services.
The team has a strong understanding of mining transactions, and the particular operational issues which commonly arise, including in relation to: mining title rights; operating permits and consents; health & safety and environmental issues; and regulatory aspects (including bribery issues).
We also commonly deal with the commercial requirements of natural resources businesses, from farm-in and farm-out arrangements to supply and offtake arrangements.