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Herbert Smith Freehills has a consistent track record of achieving exceptional outcomes for our clients across the entire mine lifecycle. Complemented by deep industry relationships and leadership on pertinent industry issues – like responding to the implications of climate change and ESG – our offering is truly unrivalled.

You can be confident that we understand the industry. Our team advises clients across the globe on all aspects of mining: from exploration and approvals through 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.

Our clients trust us with their most important mining transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and propose solutions. This would not be possible without our deep investment in developing strong client relationships. We focus on getting to know our mining clients and their projects, understanding their objectives, and developing bespoke, commercial solutions. We know that with the scale and timeframes of investment in the mining industry, our clients need us to be looking ahead, helping them to plan for future developments in the regulatory and business environment before they arise.

Australia

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Sian Newnham

Partner, Brisbane

Sian Newnham
Melissa Swain-Tonkin photo

Melissa Swain-Tonkin

Partner, Brisbane

Melissa Swain-Tonkin
Jacqueline Wootton photo

Jacqueline Wootton

Partner, Brisbane

Jacqueline Wootton
Paul Branston photo

Paul Branston

Partner, Perth

Paul Branston
Anna Creegan photo

Anna Creegan

Partner, Perth

Anna Creegan
Rowen Cross photo

Rowen Cross

Partner, Perth

Rowen Cross
Melanie Debenham photo

Melanie Debenham

Partner, Perth

Melanie Debenham
Ante Golem photo

Ante Golem

Partner and Joint Global Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes, Perth

Ante Golem
David Gray photo

David Gray

Partner, Perth

David Gray
Andrew McLean photo

Andrew McLean

Partner, Perth

Andrew McLean
Simon Reed photo

Simon Reed

Partner, Perth

Simon Reed
Daniel Zador photo

Daniel Zador

Partner, Perth

Daniel Zador

London

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Helen Beatty

Partner, London

Helen Beatty
Greg Mulley photo

Greg Mulley

Partner, London

Greg Mulley
Laura Hulett photo

Laura Hulett

Partner, London

Laura Hulett
David Walton photo

David Walton

Partner, London

David Walton
Peter Leon photo

Peter Leon

Partner, London

Peter Leon

Paris

Nina Bowyer photo

Nina Bowyer

Managing Partner, EMEA, Paris

Nina Bowyer
Rebecca Major photo

Rebecca Major

Partner, Paris

Rebecca Major
Bertrand Montembault photo

Bertrand Montembault

Partner, Paris

Bertrand Montembault
Paul Morton photo

Paul Morton

Partner, Paris

Paul Morton

Johannesburg

Brigette Baillie photo

Brigette Baillie

Partner, Johannesburg

Brigette Baillie
Patrick Leyden photo

Patrick Leyden

Partner, Johannesburg

Patrick Leyden
Jonathan Ripley-Evans photo

Jonathan Ripley-Evans

Partner, Johannesburg

Jonathan Ripley-Evans

New York

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Peter Behmke

Partner, New York

Peter Behmke
Edward Dougherty photo

Edward Dougherty

Partner, New York

Edward Dougherty
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Christian Leathley

Partner, Co-Head of the Latin America Group, Co-Head of the Public International Law Group, US Head of International Arbitration, London

Christian Leathley

Asia

Hilary Lau photo

Hilary Lau

Partner, Hong Kong

Hilary Lau
Adelaide Luke photo

Adelaide Luke

Partner, Head of Competition, Asia, Hong Kong

Adelaide Luke
Andrew Blacoe photo

Andrew Blacoe

Head of Corporate, Asia, and Managing Partner, Tokyo, Tokyo

Andrew Blacoe
Calvin Ho photo

Calvin Ho

Partner, Mainland China

Calvin Ho
Monica Sun photo

Monica Sun

Partner, Beijing

Monica Sun