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Featured Articles: Mining

Mining 2017: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Pablo Mir of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados, Geoff Simpson of Allen & Overy LLP and Florencia Heredia of Holt Abogados to discuss issues facing mining lawyers and their clients today.

Mining 2017: Q&A

WWL Mining 2017 - Garcia-Montufar

Juan García-Montúfar, Anglo American Perú

Founded in South Africa in 1917, Anglo American has since grown to become one of the largest mining companies in the world, boasting 113,000 people worldwide and a revenue which in 2015 hit $23 billion. The company produces copper, platinum, diamonds, coal, nickel and iron ore with mining operations across North and South America, southern Africa, and Australia.

Juan García-Montúfar possesses legal experience both in-house and in private practice, having previously held the position of legal manager of the Institute for the Defence of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property, as well as a partner at Rubio, Leguia, Normand & Asociados. He is an active arbitrator at the Lima Chamber of Commerce and a member of the legal committee of the British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce, while also the legal manager at Anglo American Perú. 

Mining in Latin America

WWL Mining 2017 - Vergara

By Rafael Vergara, Carey Abogados

Exploration and Mining In Sensitive Areas – A Nordic View

WWL Mining 2017 - Borenius

By Casper Herler and Niklas Vartiainen, Borenius Attorneys Ltd

Exploration and mining operators often face the challenge of reconciling conflicting interests when commencing projects in novel sites. To overcome these challenges operators usually need not only licences based on law but also social licence, which may only be acquired via trust built on cooperation and interaction with the local community and its various stakeholders. While legal and regulatory licences are typically difficult to lose – thus ensuring security for the holder – a social licence may be lost in the blink of an eye, and very often in conditions that may be difficult to predict.

Walking The Line: Conflict Between State and Sponsor

Ian Coles

"An entire country’s budget may have been written and sold to domestic constituencies on the basis of a fixed amount of revenue generated by the mining industry. Reduce that revenue significantly and fault lines beyond the mining industry start to appear."

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Analysis: Mining

Mining 2017: Analysis

In our latest edition of Who's Who Legal: Mining we identify 420 practitioners from 220 law firms across 58 countries.

Mining 2017: Trends

As commodities prices struggle to recover, the mining industry remains flat. With fewer financings and new projects, lawyers have seen the bulk of their work come from restructurings of existing projects. But new avenues are opening up for those who are willing to take risks – there is a consensus opinion within the legal community that there are plenty of options available in order to grease the wheels in an atmosphere of low growth. Law firms and mining companies alike are looking to pursue new routes that mean they don’t have to wait for the markets to pick up before they can make headway once again.

Mining 2016: Analysis

In our latest edition of Who's Who Legal: Mining we identify 407 practitioners from 248 law firms across 61 countries.

Trends in the Mining Legal Market: 2016

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The well-publicised crisis faced by the mining industry has had a tangible effect on the practices of the lawyers who support it. A prolonged fall in community prices, weakening global demand and economic uncertainty in China has put huge financial pressure on the industry. Mining houses have been pushed into cost reduction, improving capital management and restructuring their debt. This has meant a serious decline in new project finance, capital markets and M&A work, which has been replaced by a surge of corporate restructurings and distressed transactions.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

This year’s Mining publication comprises a total of 408 practitioners from 228 firms in 65 countries who are considered leaders in this field of law.

In this section, we have highlighted 10 firms who have performed notably well on both an international and a domestic scale. Norton Rose Fulbright stands out for its comprehensive network, while Baker & McKenzie also impresses with strength and depth: its lawyers earn recognition in seven countries. The eight featured lawyers from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin all scored extremely highly. A number of other firms also make an impression, including Cassels Brock & Blackwell in the Canadian market; Holland & Hart in the US; ENSafrica in the African market; and Clayton Utz, followed by Allens, in Australia.   

We also select the most highly regarded individuals in the world, including the 10 best lawyers in Latin America and North America, as well as further practitioners that stand out beyond the American continent.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

The last year has been another difficult one for the global mining industry as a whole, with stock continuing to underperform and a pick-up in deals yet to really take off. Although the practitioners we spoke to almost universally agree that the market is likely to revive a little in the next 12 months, or at the very least not get any worse, it is still a time of uncertainty, especially in the junior market. The S&P 500 metals and mining index supports this claim, showing the very slight gradual rise in stock prices over the last 12 months that practitioners have observed. However between mid-September and early October 2014 the index dropped by 21 per cent. This could be a short-term dip, as seen in July 2013 when the market fell and bounced again within a matter of months, or it could spell the start of an even more difficult time for the industry.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mining 2014

This year, we identify 330 practitioners from 197 firms and 48 countries as the world's leading lawyers in the field of mining law. Norton Rose Fulbright leads our research with 11 practitioners recognised around the globe. Following closely behind is Australia-based firm Clayton Utz which achieves 10 listings. Canada is home to many of the best-represented firms in our research: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin has eight individuals singled out and boasts our mining lawyer of the year, Michael Bourassa. Cassels Brock & Blackwell also fields seven practitioners to this edition, and Stikeman Elliott, Bennett Jones and Blake Cassels & Graydon all achieve five inclusions. The Latin American market also performs very strongly with nearly half of our most highly regarded individuals in the world hailing from this region.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Mining 2014

With the benefit of over 16 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global mining market.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mining 2013

In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Mining 2013

With over 16 years of experience in researching the global business law marketplace, Who’s Who Legal analyses the key trends and developments in international mining law and business over the past year. We identify trends relating to financing difficulties experienced by junior mining companies, and the negative impact of state participation in mining projects.

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All Experts in Mining (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Mining (Listed Alphabetically)

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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Gowling WLG

12 Mining Lawyers featured

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Núñez Muñoz & Cía Ltda Abogados

3 Mining Lawyers featured

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

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AKSET Law

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Abdon Hernandez Abogados SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Allen & Overy LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Allende & Brea

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Allens

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Aluko & Oyebode

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Armstrongs Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ashurst LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

AvaConseil

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Avance Attorneys Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Avocat Associé

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ayine & Felli

1 Mining Lawyer featured

AÉLEX

1 Mining Lawyer featured

BKT Fulbright Advisors LLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Baird Hanson Williams LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Baker & McKenzie

7 Mining Lawyers featured

Baker Botts LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Banwo & Ighodalo

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Basham Ringe y Correa S.C.

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bennett Jones LLP

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Bennett Main & Gubbrud PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Beretta Godoy

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Berhane Gila-Michael & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bilé-Aka Brizoua-Bi & Associés

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Black Widow Resources Inc.

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Borenius Attorneys Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bowmans

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Brumskine & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bryan Cave LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bustamante & Bustamante

1 Mining Lawyer featured

C R & F Rojas - Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

CGA – Couto Graça e Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

CRB AFRICA LEGAL

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cabinet Jean-François Chauveau

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cabinet d'Avocats Mamadou Savadogo

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán & Tapia

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Carey

5 Mining Lawyers featured

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

7 Mining Lawyers featured

Christopher Russell Cook & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Clayton Utz

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Clifford Chance Pte Ltd

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Coelho Ribeiro e Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Colin Wise Consulting Pty Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Collins Newman & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Creel Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Crowell & Moring LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

1 Mining Lawyer featured

DBR-Diaz, Bouchot y Raya Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Darkoh & Darkoh & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dentons

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Dentons Cárdenas & Cárdenas

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dittmar & Indrenius

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

DuMoulin Black

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ducker Montgomery Aronstein & Bess PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Duncan & Allen

1 Mining Lawyer featured

ENSafrica

11 Mining Lawyers featured

Edwards Kenny & Bray LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Elias-Calles y Alonso de Florida SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Engling Stritter And Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ernst & Young

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Erwin & Thompson LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Beccar Varela

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Estudio Ferrero Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Garcia Sayan Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Osterling

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Randle

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Vargas Galindez

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Etude Kabinda

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Eversheds LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FS Abogados Ltda

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FSD Conseils

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

15 Mining Lawyers featured

Fennemore Craig

2 Mining Lawyers featured

FerradaNehme

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fieldfisher

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Fognani & Faught PLLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fox Mandal

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Franco & Barbosa Advogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

GRATA International

4 Mining Lawyers featured

GRAU Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Galicia Abogados SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gallo Barrios Pickmann Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gamboa & Chalela

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Garcia Sayán

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Geni & Kebe

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gide Loyrette Nouel

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Gilbert + Tobin

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Goodmans LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guess & Rudd PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guevara & Gutierrez SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

HOLT Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Haynes and Boone LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Hernández & Cía Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hogan Lovells

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Holland & Hart LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Hope Duggan & Silva

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Houda And Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hunt & Humphry Project Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

J Sagar Associates

2 Mining Lawyers featured

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jackson Kelly PLLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jara Del Favero Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jeantet AARPI

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jing & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

John W Ffooks & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Johnson Winter & Slattery

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jones Day

1 Mining Lawyer featured

JunHe LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kalamba & Associés

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kalliolaw Asianajotoimisto Oy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kebreab Habte Michael

1 Mining Lawyer featured

King & Spalding LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

King & Wood Mallesons

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Kinstellar

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Knox & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Koep & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kunz Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kéré Avocats

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Larrain y Asociados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lawson Lundell LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Lear & Lear LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lim A Po Law Firm

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Linklaters LLP

5 Mining Lawyers featured

Lloreda Camacho & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lobo & Ibeas Advogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MahoneyLiotta

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Malan Scholes Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Mayer Brown LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

McCullough O'Connor Irwin LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

McMillan LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Memery Crystal

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Mendo De Souza Advogados Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MinterEllison

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Miranda & Amado Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Mkono & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris & Sisk PA

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Moore Cockrell Goicoechea & Axelberg PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Musa Dudhia & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Norton Rose Fulbright

19 Mining Lawyers featured

Nuna Advokater A/S

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Orihuela Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Ossa, Bulnes & Asociados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ottenheimer Baker

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Paksoy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parsons Behle & Latimer

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Payet Rey Cauvi Perez Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pellerano & Herrera

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pizarro-Suárez & Rodríguez Matus

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Posse Herrera Ruiz

3 Mining Lawyers featured

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Project Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Quevedo Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa Soc Civ

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Quinzio & Cia

2 Mining Lawyers featured

RB Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

REM Law Consultancy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Reindorf Chambers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Risasi & Associés

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Rubio Leguía Normand

2 Mining Lawyers featured

SCPA Legalis

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Saravia Frias | Mazzinghi Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Savjani & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sey & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Shearman & Sterling LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sherman & Sherman

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Silva y Lira Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simmons & Simmons

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simpson Grierson

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Soemadipradja & Taher

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Stewart McKelvey

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Stikeman Elliott

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Stoel Rives LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Sánchez-Mejorada Velasco y Ribé SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Tabacks

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan Law Office

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Tobar ZVS Spingarn

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Torys LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

TozziniFreire Advogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

University of Dundee

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Uría Menéndez

3 Mining Lawyers featured

VECTOR Corporate Finance Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

VSG Servicios Legales SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Veirano Advogados

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Velma Law

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Vieira Rezende Advogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Webber Wentzel

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Werksmans Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

White & Case SA

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Widyawan & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Wintertons

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Yazici Law Offices

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Zaballa • Carchio Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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