BCLP’s international mining and metals practice fields a team of lawyers with experience in all aspects of transactions involving the mining sector. We assist clients in every stage of mining, from initial exploration through to mine development and production and sales to end-buyer matters. We have a deep understanding of the legal and practical challenges that the industry faces when operating in developing or emerging markets.
Our clients include major publicly-traded and other mining companies and we have also advised mining private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds as well as investment banks and brokers who specialise in the mining and metals sector.
The mining and metals legal team spans the globe, with lawyers in London, Singapore, Moscow, Hong Kong, Dubai and multiple locations across the USA. We have advised on major sector-related transactions involving opportunities in Africa, Indonesia, Russia and former CIS countries, Mongolia, North and South America and many other countries around the world.
We have extensive experience in transactions involving all major commodities, including the mining of gold, copper, battery metals, coal, iron ore, uranium, diamonds and gemstones and rare earths.
The BCLP mining and metals team can assist with every aspect of business in the sector, from M&A, investment and financing, project and construction finance, hedging and derivatives transactions, environmental law, leasing and property law, royalty agreements, export control and sanctions, distribution chain and trade regulation, commodities trading and project and infrastructure construction. We also have a specialist team to help to resolve disputes wherever they arise, from shareholder matters to technical specialists of feedstock.
Our global team of lawyers work together to share knowledge and experience across jurisdictions and time zones, giving clients the benefits of a truly cross-border and comprehensive service.
Members of our team have worked on mining transactions in all major mining jurisdictions, involving a range of commodities, including silver, lead, zinc, coal, gold, copper, uranium and industrial minerals (such as potash, trona and phosphates), battery metals, other base metals and precious metals.
For the past five years we have produced an annual 'Private Equity in Mining' report, which takes a look at private equity activity in the mining sector. The 2018 report was published in Bloomberg and can be viewed below: