What the team is known for
With experienced teams located across Canada providing the full spectrum of practice area and industry knowledge, McCarthy Tétrault is a top choice across transactional and contentious work. Benefiting from its Canadian law offering in New York and its London office, the firm is well placed to service foreign clients on inbound Canada work as well as advising Canadian clients on their US and global operations. The firm works collaboratively with firms in key markets across the globe to deliver cross-border solutions for its clients.
The firm is well plugged in to the Canadian mining industry, and national teams regularly act for Canadian companies and foreign investors on inbound transactions and associated regulatory matters. It is a popular choice for leading Canadian and global mining corporations seeking advice on their operations across regions, where the firm takes a project management role and directs local counsel in multiple jurisdictions. A team of lawyers in London are focused on providing a platform for mining clients for their operations in Europe and Africa, maintaining close relationships with local counsel. The firm covers the transactional and regulatory aspects of mining, helping companies raise capital across borders and navigate Canadian regulation for foreign entities.
A large mining client, speaking of matters across Asia, the USA, Canada and Australia, says of the firm: "Across the broad spectrum when it comes to mining work, the team are as strong as there is."
A foreign counsel source says of the mining group: "We are symbiotic. They’ve done some really good work. Their guys are really technically able, and the advice has been terrific. We tend to think of them as a blue-chip, top-tier corporate firm for corporate/M&A, mining and debt matters."
is highly experienced in natural resources transactions across Africa, with solid expertise in M&A and private equity investments relating to mining and infrastructure projects across the continent. He provides further advice in the area of oil and gas and is the firm's Africa group leader.
Noted for his forte in complex corporate transactions, Roger Taplin
is revered as a premier mining practitioner, with clients noting his "good business sense."
He is frequently instructed by international mining and investment corporations to act on sizeable matters, including high-profile acquisitions and joint ventures. Interviewees comment on his "excellent understanding of what is happening in the sector."
is adept at handling corporate and commercial transactions for British and Australian companies in the mining and metals sectors. Clients say: "He is deeply strategic and knows how to come up with technical outcomes."
He is based in the firm's offices in Toronto and London, England.