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Mining

Linklaters’ global Mining group has acted for many of the world's major international mining and metals companies on the most significant transactions in the sector

Having operated in the mining sector for decades, our experienced team understands the complex commercial drivers impacting the industry from elevated geopolitical risk, access to resources and shareholder activism to the shift away from traditional resources towards minerals that feed into the battery supply chain and support a transition to a low carbon economy. This enables us to guide clients through all market conditions to develop innovative, forward-thinking legal solutions to support your business objectives.

Our corporate and finance teams are supported by specialists in environmental, social and governance matters, antitrust, tax, intellectual property, litigation, arbitration and compliance. Together, they provide clients with legal advice at each stage of the mining life cycle through exploration, investment, development, production and closure.

We recognise that you will often operate in remote areas of the world and seek growth opportunities in countries whose legal regimes are still under development and facing periods of significant political change. Our global footprint is reflective of this. A uniquely positioned emerging market team, bring deep sector experience and includes fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish and Portuguese speakers, enabling us to service our clients’ transactional needs all over the world. We also have exceptionally strong relationships with local law firms, and in doing so, are able to unite global and local understanding with successful project management.

How can we help?

Our leading industry experts advise on all aspects of mining sector deals, including:

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • complex carve-outs
  • complex takeovers
  • the establishment of joint ventures
  • listings and equity offerings
  • project development and financing;

 

 

  • farm-in / offtake arrangements;
  • a variety of financing structures, including corporate finance, pre-export finance, borrowing base financings, ECA-backed financings and other structured financings;
  • environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; and
  • corporate governance including: employment, health and safety, anti-bribery and corruption.acquisitions and disposal

Award winning

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Sixteen years at the top
Ranked in the top tier of legal advisors
for mining for the last sixteen years

Chambers and Legal 500

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UK Firm of the year
Projects, Energy and Natural Resources
(Mining and minerals)

The Legal 500

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“Linklaters shows strong industry experience underpinned by deep relationships with key industry players.”

“The team at Linklaters is known for its consistent work quality and engagement on all levels, as well as its great communication and interpersonal skills.

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