Shearman & Sterling LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Experienced practice group with strong capabilities in domestic and international mining and metals transactions. Clients include major mining companies, multinationals, private equity funds and lenders. Offers significant capabilities in developing regions including Central Asia and African markets.

Strengths Interviewees say: "They have a commercial focus and a willingness to explore alternative solutions and provide feedback. Their particular strengths are their attention to detail, turnaround time and ability to fill in for each other when needed."

Clients report: "They are very experienced in mining sector financings, so are able to guide clients through the challenges in a calm and effective way. They make sure everything is under control and running smoothly."

Work highlights Advised Orion Resources and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities on the financing of Lundin Gold's $1 billion Fruta Del Norte Project in Ecuador.

Notable practitioners

Hugh Tucker
has notable depth of expertise in LNG matters as part of a robust oil and gas practice. He advises on M&A, project development and joint ventures in both domestic and cross-border settings. Sources say he's "a highly respected senior oil and gas lawyer."

Omar Samji
is a "very measured" lawyer who delivers "fantastic results" according to a source. He handles midstream oil and gas transactions, frequently assisting clients with strategic joint ventures as well as asset sales and purchases.