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Featured Articles: Mining

Mining In Latin America

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Rafael Vergara of Carey takes an in-depth look at mining in Latin America.

"Governments are placing pressure on mining companies to take a greater role in supporting the broader community through social and logistical infrastructure, community developments, local hiring, and procurement and training practices."

Roundtable: Mining 2014

The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers has brought together Michael Rattagan of Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena & Peña Robirosa, Stéphane Brabant of Herbert Smith Freehills, Pablo Mir of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana and Casper Herler of Borenius to discuss financing in the market, the impact of local government and the community on projects, and new jurisdictions for this area.

Digging Into Facilitation Payments

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Danielle Royal and Jay Kellerman of Stikeman Elliott explore the impact of amendments to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act on the mining sector.

"Canadian mining companies and Canadian nationals doing business abroad need to be alert to the fact that vigorous enforcement of anti-corruption legislation is the new reality."

Tough Times for the Mining Industry. Is it the End of a Resource Nationalism Trend?

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Carlos Vilhena of Pinheiro Neto Advogados looks at the trend of mineral resource nationalism.

"Existing mineral rights should always be strictly respected. The state should be efficient in its role, having strong, autonomous institutions that are financially and administratively independent from government, capable of doing their job and most importantly free of political interference."

Surviving Hard Times for Mining Lawyers

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Robert Bassett of Holland & Hart takes an in-depth look at the cyclical nature of the mining industry and offers his insight into the downtimes.

"Mining lawyers would do well to heed the advice given to all mining companies during downtimes: 'Just keep digging!'."

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Analysis: Mining

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mining 2012

Our research utilises the feedback received from corporate counsel and private practitioners across the globe to pick out 287 lawyers in 47 countries who should be considered the leading experts in the world for the full range of mining related work.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Mining 2012

With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the mining legal marketplace worldwide.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mining 2011

Months of independent and rigorous research have revealed the world's best mining lawyers in 42 jurisdictions. Who's Who Legal includes 267 expert practitioners and this article highlights the best of the best in the mining hotspots Canada, the United States, Australia and Latin America.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Mining 2011

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Little has changed over the last 12 months in the mining marketplace. The mining industry is witnessing a lack of worthwhile financial investments, a cessation of greenfield exploration and a flurry of consolidations, as investors opt for the safety of the precious metals market over risky mining ventures.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: CIS 2010 - Mining

Mining is a key industry in the CIS region and our research uncovers 25 lawyers in four countries who are considered leaders in this competitive marketplace.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Mining 2010

Our research allows us to highlight the firms and individuals who are leaders of this practice area.

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All Lawyers in Mining (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Mining (Listed Alphabetically)

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Banwo & Ighodalo

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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AELEX

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Aleman Cordero Galindo & Lee

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Allen & Overy LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Allende & Brea

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Allens

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Aluko & Oyebode

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Arias Fabrega & Fabrega

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Armstrongs Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ashurst LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Baird Hanson Williams LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Baker & Hostetler LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Baker & McKenzie

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Baker Botts LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Basham Ringe y Correa S.C.

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bener Law Office

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bennett Jones LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Bennett Main & Gubbrud PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Beretta Godoy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Berhane Gila-Michael & Associates

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bowman Gilfillan

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bryan Cave LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bustamante & Bustamante

1 Mining Lawyer featured

C R & F Rojas - Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cárdenas & Cárdenas

1 Mining Lawyer featured

CGA - Couto Graça e Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

CRB AFRICA LEGAL

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cabinet Maitre NGWE Marie Andrée

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Carey

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Carey & Allende

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

9 Mining Lawyers featured

Christopher Russell Cook & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Clayton Utz

10 Mining Lawyers featured

Clifford Chance LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Coelho Ribeiro e Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Creel Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Crowell & Moring LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Crowley Fleck PLLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Darkoh & Darkoh & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Davis LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dentons

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Djunga & Risasi

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

DuMoulin Black

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Duncan & Allen

1 Mining Lawyer featured

ENSafrica

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Edwards Kenny & Bray LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Engling Stritter and Partner

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ernst & Young LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Erwin & Thompson LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Beccar Varela

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Grau Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Estudio Osterling

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Randle

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FSD Conseils

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

9 Mining Lawyers featured

Fennemore Craig

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Fognani & Faught PLLC

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Franco & Barbosa Advogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fryberger Buchanan Smith & Frederick PA

1 Mining Lawyer featured

GRATA Law Firm

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gallo Barrios Pickmann, Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Garcia Sayan

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gide Loyrette Nouel

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gilbert + Tobin

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Givens Pursley LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Goodwin Procter LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gough Shanahan Johnson & Waterman

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guess & Rudd PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guevara & Gutierrez SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

HOLT Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Harris & Thompson

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Haynes and Boone LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Hernandez & Cia Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Hogan Lovells

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Holland & Hart LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Holland & Knight LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hunt & Humphry Project Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jackson Kelly PLLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

JeantetAssocies AARPI

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jing & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Johnson Winter & Slattery

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jones Day

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jun He Law Offices

1 Mining Lawyer featured

JunZeJun Law Offices

1 Mining Lawyer featured

K&L Gates LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kalamba & Associés

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kalliolaw Asianajotoimisto Oy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kebreab Habte Michael

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kere Avocats

1 Mining Lawyer featured

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kinstellar

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kunz Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Larios Rodriguez del Bosque y de Buen

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Larrain y Asociados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Latham & Watkins LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lavery de Billy LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lawson Lundell LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Lear & Lear LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lee & Ko

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Linklaters LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Lobo & Ibeas Advogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

LorentzAngula Incorporated

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MahoneyLiotta

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Malan Scholes Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Martinez Carrera & Hernandez SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Mayer Brown LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

5 Mining Lawyers featured

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

McMillan LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Memery Crystal

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Mendo De Souza Advogados Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Miller Thomson LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Minter Ellison Lawyers

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Miranda & Amado Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Mkono & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris & Sisk PA

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Morgan y Morgan

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Morrison & Foerster LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Neher von Siegmund Rengifo & Diquez

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Norton Rose Fulbright

12 Mining Lawyers featured

Nunez, Munoz, Verdugo & Cia Ltda Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Ossa, Bulnes & Asociados, Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ottenheimer Baker

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Park & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parsons Behle & Latimer

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Paz Horowitz Robalino Garces Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Philippi Yrarrazaval Pulido & Brunner

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Pizarro-Suárez & Rodríguez Matus

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Polsinelli PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Posse Herrera Ruiz

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Quigg Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa Soc Civ

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Quinzio & Cia

2 Mining Lawyers featured

REM Law Consultancy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Reindorf Chambers

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Rex Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Roodt Inc

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Rubio Leguía Normand

2 Mining Lawyers featured

SSEK

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Savjani & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sey & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Shearman & Sterling LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Sherman & Sherman

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simmons & Simmons

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simpson Grierson

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Soemadipradja & Taher

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Stewart McKelvey

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Stikeman Elliott

6 Mining Lawyers featured

Stoel Rives LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Sánchez-Mejorada Velasco y Ribe SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Tabacks

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan Law Office

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Tobar & Bustamante

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Torys LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

University of Dundee

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Uría Menéndez

2 Mining Lawyers featured

VECTOR Corporate Finance Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Vazquez Sierra & Garcia SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Veirano Advogados

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Webber Wentzel

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Werksmans Attorneys

2 Mining Lawyers featured

White & Case LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Yousaf Amanat & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Zaballa - Carchio Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Zuzunaga y Assereto Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

prietocarrizosa

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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