Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Notable corporate financing practice offering expertise in AIM and Main Market listings. Also advises clients on fund-raisings, joint ventures and M&A transactions, among other matters. Acts for a varied client base including small and mid-cap mining companies and financial institutions.

Strengths A client remarks: "It is a very good team that turns things around quickly and produces work of a very high level."

"Gowling WLG is a leading firm of lawyers with a good reputation in the mining industry," asserts a commentator, adding: "Their strength is their many years of experience in dealing with mining projects and cross-border transactions."

Another interviewee comments: "They are very easy to work with, flexible and can handle matters urgently when necessary."

Work highlights Advised Bushveld Minerals on the conditional acquisition of vanadium and ferrovanadium production assets in South Africa for USD53.5 million from Duferco.

Notable practitioners

Charles Bond
is a corporate finance lawyer who routinely advises clients on acquisitions and fund-raisings relating to mining projects in Africa and Latin America. He possesses a strong knowledge of AIM market listings and delistings.