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Simmons & Simmons LLP

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

1 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced team regularly dealing with a range of matters in emerging markets, including alternative financing, project development and corporate matters. Frequently advises on offtake arrangements and royalty agreements, and is equally adept at handling contentious matters. Clients include banks, private equity funds and governments, as well as major and junior mining companies.

Work highlights

Acted for Mantoverde on the multi-source financing of the Mantoverde copper mine in Chile, involving a 30% equity sale to Mitsubishi Materials and USD520 million of project financing provided by a number of commercial banks.

Notable practitioners

Head of the mining team Iain Duncan is noted for his representation of private equity firms on equity and debt investments into mining projects. He is also adept at assisting with streaming and royalty agreements in the sector.
"He is easy to bounce ideas off and has a full understanding of the entire picture as well as the details on transactions." "He is a very diligent, experienced and responsive lawyer who gets up to speed very quickly."

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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: International


Iain Duncan
Band 3