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Mayer Brown LLP

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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What the team is known for

Established mining team offering expertise in project financing as well as experience in corporate and restructuring matters. Acts on behalf of both lenders and borrowers on large-scale mining finance issues. Also known for providing advice to governments and mining companies on regulatory matters and developments in the mining industry. Renowned international offering, with considerable experience handling cross-jurisdictional work.

Strengths

One interviewee appreciates the team's "flexibility, openness and solution-oriented approach." 

An impressed client says: "The team has provided excellent advice, and the support has been very focused and hands-on."

Another client reveals:"It is a great team that has a lot of experience, commerciality and the ability to problem-solve."

Work highlights

Represented a number of global financial institutions as the coordinating mandated lead arrangers on the debt refinancing of an existing USD430 million syndicated revolving facility with Endeavour Gold, in connection with its acquisition of Teranga Gold.

Notable practitioners

Ian Coles is an esteemed finance attorney with considerable experience advising clients in the mining industry on the financing of projects. He regularly advises on transactions involving projects based in Africa and Latin America.
"He is a solution-oriented professional who always puts the client first." "Ian Coles is a project finance guru." "He is very knowledgeable, hands-on and has very good business acumen."

Rachel Speight is well regarded for her finance practice and regularly advises banks and investment funds on the acquisition and financing of mining projects. Her international practice includes advising on transactions across Africa and the Americas.
"She is a very responsive and solution-oriented lawyer." "Rachel adopts a commercial perspective and will not hesitate to provide an opinion, rather than sit on the fence."

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Overview

Mayer Brown's global Mining group works throughout the world, advising clients on a wide variety of transactions including project finance, environmental, corporate, construction, litigation, insurance and commodities matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience of the day-to-day legal, financial and operational issues faced by mineral producers and those who provide finance to the industry sector.

Members

Coles, Ian

De Vries, Danuta

Hamill, Robert

Hosie, Jonathan

Robinson, Miles

Speight, Rachel

Sturt, Emma

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

Mayer Brown LLP

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Location

201 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 3AF

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: International


Ian Coles
Band 1
Rachel Speight
Band 2