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Featured Articles: Mining

Mining 2019: Discussion

Mining

Who’s Who Legal brings together Carlos Vilhena at Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Patricia Núñez at Núñez Muñoz & Cía Ltda Abogados to discuss issues facing mining lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

The Lithium Market: Industry Perspectives on a New Mineral and its Regulation in Argentina

Florencia Heredia

Florencia Heredia, Allende & Brea

In this article, Florencia Heredia at Allende & Brea explores recent developments in the Argentinian lithium market and the significant issues that must be considered for future regulation of the sector. 

Mining 2018: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Oscar Benavides at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados, Darrell Podowski at Cassels Brock & Blackwell and Casper Herler at Borenius Attorneys to discuss recent developments in the international mining space including the recovery of commodity prices, key client issues and the relationship between the natural resources sector and politics. 

Mining in Latin America

WWL Mining 2017 - Vergara

By Rafael Vergara, Carey Abogados

Rafael Vergara at Carey Abogados explores the many issues currently facing the Latin American mining industry, including environmental concerns, community relationships, indigenous rights and regulatory developments. 

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 the impact of falling mineral prices, adapting to client constraints in the current market, alternative sources of financing and the legal challenges posed by an increased focus on environmental issues. 

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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 commodity 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 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 Firms in Mining (Listed Alphabetically)

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

8 Mining Lawyers featured

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JunHe LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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Veirano Advogados

3 Mining Lawyers featured

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AKSET Law

1 Mining Lawyer featured

ALN

1 Mining Lawyer featured

ALRUD Law Firm

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Accuracy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Alfaro-Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

1 Mining Lawyer featured

AlixPartners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Allen & Overy LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Allende & Brea

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Allens

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Aluko & Oyebode

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Armstrongs Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ashurst

2 Mining Lawyers featured

AÉLEX

1 Mining Lawyer featured

BARA Consulting

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Baird Hanson Williams LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Baker Botts LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Baker McKenzie

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Barreiro Oliva De Luca Jaca & Nicastro

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Barros & Errazuriz Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Basham Ringe y Correa S.C.

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Beccar Varela

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Behre Dolbear

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bennett Jones LLP

8 Mining Lawyers featured

Bennett Main Gubbrud & Willlert 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

Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Bonna Auzas Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Borenius Attorneys Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Borenius Attorneys Russia Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bowmans

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Brumskine & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Bustamante & Bustamante

1 Mining Lawyer featured

C & A LAW

1 Mining Lawyer featured

C R & F Rojas - Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

CGA – Couto Graça e Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

CMS

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Cabinet Francois Sarr & Associes

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cabinet Jean-François Chauveau

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Carcelén, Desmadryl, Guzmán & Tapia

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Carey

5 Mining Lawyers featured

Carey & Allende

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos & Cia

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos & Cia

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

10 Mining Lawyers featured

Charles River Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Christopher Russell Cook & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Clayton Utz

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Clifford Chance LLP

1 Mining Lawyer 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

Compass Lexecon

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Corpus Legal Practitioners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Coulson Harney Advocates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Creel Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Crowell & Moring LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

DBR-Diaz, Bouchot y Raya Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Deloitte

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dentons

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Dentons Gallo Barrios Pickmann Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd.

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

DuMoulin Black LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Duncan & Allen

1 Mining Lawyer featured

ENSafrica

11 Mining Lawyers featured

Eden M Oliver PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Edwards Kenny & Bray LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ellis International Services

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Engling Stritter And Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Erwin Thompson Faillers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Garcia Sayan Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Randle

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Estudio Vargas Galindez

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Etude Kabinda

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Eversheds Sutherland

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FS Abogados Ltda

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FSD Conseils

1 Mining Lawyer featured

FTI Consulting

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Falcon & Hume Attorneys Inc

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fasken

18 Mining Lawyers featured

Fennemore Craig

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Fieldfisher

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Forooghian & Company

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Fox Mandal

1 Mining Lawyer featured

GRATA International

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Galicia Abogados SC

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

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Givens Pursley LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Goodmans LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gowling WLG

13 Mining Lawyers featured

Greenberg Traurig LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guess & Rudd PC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Guevara & Gutierrez SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados SAS

1 Mining Lawyer featured

HB Global Advisors Corporation

1 Mining Lawyer featured

HPP Attorneys Ltd

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Harris & Thompson

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Haynes And Boone, LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

10 Mining Lawyers featured

Hernández & Cía Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Hogan Lovells

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hogan Lovells

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Holland & Knight LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Hope Duggan & Silva

1 Mining Lawyer featured

HopgoodGanim

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Houda Law Firm

1 Mining Lawyer featured

IAV Advisors LLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jackson Kelly PLLC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Jackson McDonald

2 Mining Lawyers 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

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Jáuregui y Del Valle SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

KM & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kalliolaw Asianajotoimisto Oy

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Kebreab Habte Michael

1 Mining Lawyer featured

King & Wood Mallesons

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Kinstellar

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Knox & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Koep & Partners

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kunz Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Kéré Avocats

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Larrain Y Asociados Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lavery de Billy LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lawson Lundell LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Lee & Ko

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lexim Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Lim A Po Law Firm

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Linklaters LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Lloreda Camacho & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MAIO Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MLT Aikins LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MahoneyLiotta

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Malan Scholes Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Mayer Brown LLP

5 Mining Lawyers featured

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

7 Mining Lawyers featured

McDermott Will & Emery

1 Mining Lawyer featured

McGuireWoods LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

McMillan LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Mintek

1 Mining Lawyer featured

MinterEllison

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Miranda & Amado Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Miranda & Associados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Mkono & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris & Sisk PA

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Morgan & Morgan

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Musa Dudhia & Co

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Norton Rose Fulbright

13 Mining Lawyers featured

Nuna Advokater A/S

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Núñez Muñoz & Cía Ltda Abogados

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Ogier

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Orihuela Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Ossa, Bulnes & Asociados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Paksoy

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pardini & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Parsons Behle & Latimer

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Paz Horowitz

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pellerano Nadal

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Pizarro-Suárez & Rodríguez Matus

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Posse Herrera Ruiz

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Project Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Quadrant Economics LLC

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Quinzio+Anriquez Novoa Abogados

2 Mining Lawyers featured

RB Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

REVlaw

1 Mining Lawyer featured

RPA

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Richter

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Risasi & Associés

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Roodt Inc

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Rubio Leguía Normand

2 Mining Lawyers featured

SCPA Legalis

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sacré-Davey Engineering

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Saravia Frias | Mazzinghi Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Saslo - Said Al Shahry law Office

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Scanlen and Holderness

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Secretariat International

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Shearman & Sterling LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Sherman & Sherman

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simmons & Simmons

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Simpson Grierson

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Soemadipradja & Taher

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Sole Practitioner

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Starkey & Associates

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Stikeman Elliott

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Stoel Rives LLP

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

3 Mining Lawyers featured

Sánchez-Mejorada Velasco y Ribé SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Tabacks

1 Mining Lawyer featured

The Brattle Group

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Tobar ZVS Spingarn

2 Mining Lawyers featured

Todd y Asociados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Torys LLP

4 Mining Lawyers featured

University of Dundee

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Urrutia & Cia Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Uría Menéndez

4 Mining Lawyers featured

VECTOR Corporate Finance Lawyers

1 Mining Lawyer featured

VSG Servicios Legales SC

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Valle & Asociados S C

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Velma Law

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Vergara Galindo Correa Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Visconti Law - Legal & Public Affairs

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Webber Wentzel

4 Mining Lawyers featured

Werksmans Attorneys

1 Mining Lawyer featured

White & Case LLP

5 Mining Lawyers featured

William Freire Advogados Associados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Yanogo Bobson SCP

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Yazici Law Offices

1 Mining Lawyer featured

Zaballa • Carchio Abogados

1 Mining Lawyer featured

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