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.
Our experience of managing disputes in challenging areas within fast developing environments is second to none; our team covers all aspects of the Mining and natural resources industry
Wherever a dispute or issue may arise and wherever the chosen jurisdiction to pursue the dispute may be, we have the capability to assist and offer top quality and seamless cross-border legal services with the benefit of control, co-ordination and management that only an international firm of our scale can offer.
We have one of the largest global dispute resolution practices including a highly acclaimed international arbitration practice. Our commercial experience stretches across the world’s main arbitral centres such as ICC, LCIA, SIAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, DIAC, and UNCITRAL and ICSID rules and includes lesser known rules in China, Eastern Europe and across all emerging market sectors.
We act for large corporates, governments and regulators, advising them on a wide spectrum of mining and natural resources disputes. This world-class practice handles both commercial and investment disputes and has acted for a number of large trading organisations along the full breadth of their supply chain.