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We are one of the world’s leading mining law firms. We work with clients of all sizes, in many geographical regions and at every stage of mine life – we get to see a lot. We have deep industry experience which allows us to support clients across the whole mine life-cycle.


Our dedicated global mining team covers every aspect of the industry and every stage of the project life cycle. We can advise you on any aspect of mining: from exploration and approvals to social licence issues, M&A, financing, mine development and construction, process plants, infrastructure, shipping, marketing, productivity improvements and mine care and maintenance or closure. We are experts in joint venture and corporate governance. We will help to guide you through equity and debt capital markets and restructuring steps. We are also there to help you avoid, and resolve, disputes. Our ability to act on every stage on the value chain demonstrates the breadth of specialist mining capability across our network.


Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and propose solutions. We focus on getting to know our clients and their projects, to truly understand their objectives. Clients tell us that our ability to understand their everyday operations is equally important to getting the deal done. You can be confident that we understand the industry. We know that with the scale and timeframes of investment in the mining industry, you need us to be looking ahead, helping you to plan for future reform and developments in the regulatory and business environment before they arise.


We provide highly strategic, board-level advice to assist on innovative and first-of-a-kind projects. We tackle the big issues within the mining industry to drive market reform, such as responding to the implications of climate change and ESG issues. More and more, we are guiding clients in their move toward automation and the varying ways to take advantage of the technology available across the industry.

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Recent Experience

Base Resources

Advised on the proposed project financing of the Toliara Sands Project in Madagascar, which is a mineral sands development project.


Advised in connection with its acquisition of a stake in the Quellaveco copper mining project in Peru.

Yancoal Australia

Advised on the establishment of Yancoal Australia’s 51:49 JV with Glencore in relation to Hunter Valley operations.


Awards and Recognition

Energy and Resources Team of the Year

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2022

Best firm for Mining, Oil & Gas

Client Choice Awards 2021

Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources

Chambers Asia Pacific

Band 1 Projects & Energy (Mining & Minerals)

Chambers Africa-Wide

Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources

Chambers Australia

Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)

Chambers China

Tier 1 Natural Resources (Transactions & Regulatory)

Legal500 Asia Pacific

Tier 1 Mining & Minerals

Legal500 United Kingdom

Energy and Resources Team of the Year

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021

Energy and Natural Resources Firm of the Year

China Business Law Awards 2018-2019

Energy and Resources Team of the Year

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2020

Energy and Resources Team of the Year

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2019