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Mining 2019: Analysis

In our latest edition of WWL: Mining, we feature 436 of the top mining practitioners in the world, across 60 different countries and 344 law firms. Those included in this edition have been selected for their excellence in a broad range of mining matters, including financing, environmental regulation, exploration projects, royalty agreements and indigenisation issues.

Mining: Experts 2019

Our inaugural chapter investigating mining experts sees 24 individuals highlighted for their outstanding work in the field. Those nominated for inclusion include accountants, engineers, geologists and economists; they provide advice and testimony for clients across a broad range of issues.

Mining 2019: Trends & Conclusions

It hardly needs to be said that the fortunes of the mining industry are intrinsically linked to the rise and fall of commodity prices. As such, the year has been a tale of two halves for mining projects and legal practitioners. Commodity prices began the year strongly, with indices indicating average increases in value across for most metals. However, around July of this year, the majority of commodities slumped. This has had significant consequences for the establishment of new mining projects, project finance opportunities and therefore legal practice around the world. It has not all been bad news, however. Nickel and lithium mining projects in Latin America have fared well, driven by the industrial scale production of car batteries for electric vehicles. Among the other trends that practitioners were keen to tell us about in this year’s research is “streaming”, which has become even more ubiquitous as a project finance mechanism in the mining industry.

Mexico: Aviation 2019

In this chapter we highlight 11 lawyers as the leading figures in the Mexican aviation space. They stand out for their strong expertise handling a range of contentious, regulatory and financial matters for clients across the sector.

Mexico: Construction & Real Estate 2019

Here we highlight 24 impressive lawyers for their leading work dealing with financings, transactions, regulatory issues and disputes across the construction and real estate sectors.

Mexico: Energy 2019

In this chapter we highlight 19 individuals who stand out for their top-tier work handling a range of matters for energy-sector clients, including project financings, regulatory issues, transactions and disputes.

Mexico: Environment 2019

In this chapter we recognise 14 leading environmental law experts in the Mexican market. They stand out for their excellence when it comes to transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, as well as strategic planning, dispute resolution and administrative procedures.

Mexico: Investigations & Compliance 2019

In this chapter, we recognise 11 standout lawyers for their excellence handling a range of investigations and compliance related matters from anti-corruption regulation to compliance programmes.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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