Energy & Natural Resources: Mining Department

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What the team is known for Offers high-level expertise in all stages of the mining process to mining companies and financial institutions. Also advises metals traders on commodity prepayment transactions. Possesses significant experience in various corporate, construction and financing issues affecting the sector. Regularly instructed to advise on matters in overseas markets, including Africa and Europe. Also noted for its capacity to assist with cross-border disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team possesses "a strong knowledge of the mining sector, including topical legal issues affecting the industry."

Work highlights Assisted Atalaya Mining with claims brought by environmental group Ecologistas en Acción in relation to the environmental and mining permits granted to the company.

Notable practitioners

Dominic Gurney-Champion
is known for advising mining companies on debt and equity financing transactions. He is particularly adept at assisting with funding for the construction and expansion of mining developments.

Jonathan Brooks
routinely counsels mining companies on the acquisition and development of mining projects in various jurisdictions. He has additional experience in assisting mining companies with fund-raisings and option agreements.
"He's very commercial, proactive and responds promptly."