Top Canadian Law Firm for Mining Projects - Chambers 2016
“Widely regarded as one of the top mining firms in the country, providing clients with a full suite of services including M&A, project finance, and environmental and regulatory matters. The Canadian team works closely with the firm's international network to advise on a range of transactions and projects in Africa and Latin America, among other jurisdictions.”

- Chambers Canada (2016)
Top Canadian firm: Mining - Latin America
“Leading practice with one of the largest mining teams in the country. Regularly advises its portfolio of high-profile clients, including both lenders and resource companies, on a broad range of matters within the sector. Sources are quick to note the group's strengths in corporate/M&A and project development issues.”

- Chambers Latin America (2015)
Top Energy & Natural Resources: Mining firm - Canada
“Internationally renowned mining department with practising partners across Canada, as well as in Johannesburg and London. Acts for clients on all aspects of mining law, from exploration through to large transactions and financing matters. The team is recognised for its strong track record in M&A, and also frequently advises on regulatory issues.”

- Chambers Global (2015)

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With over 150 years of experience, Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group has earned an unparalleled reputation in the industry. With our wealth of history and international prominence, clients are assured of the capable management of all aspects of the mining industry. We deftly manoeuver the dynamics and cycles of international mining, structuring transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk and facilitate financings.

Our group’s lawyers are among the most eminently qualified in the world. Consistently recognized by leading legal directories, our firm has been named “Global Mining Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal seven times. The breadth of our international reach was recognized by Chambers Global, ranking our Canadian and Latin American mining practices as Band 1.

Whether you are at the exploration, development or mining phase, need to secure financing, or plan to acquire other companies, Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group has the richest source of experience and international prestige available.

Interdisciplinary Expertise

Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group is distinguished by the comprehensive range of legal services we provide to our clients. We are the go-to firm for complex mining matters involving multiple legal disciplines and jurisdictions. With extensive experience and resources available in Canada, Africa, Europe and Latin America, we competently oversee the international dimensions that characterize many mining industry transactions.

Our Clients

We represent exploration and mining companies, banks and brokers, investors, and industry service providers. We also work with governments on mining related matters, having advised more than 50 developing countries.

Our Expertise

  • Capital market transactions, including IPOs
  • Debt and equity finance, including project finance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Option, joint venture agreements and strategic alliances
  • Corporate social responsibility (Aboriginal and community consultation)
  • Project development and construction
  • Government negotiations and strategy
  • Mine permitting
  • Services and supply
  • Royalty creation and purchase/sale
  • Offtake and streaming
  • Environmental compliance and closure
  • Hedging and forward sales
  • Resource taxation
  • Tax stabilization
  • Regulatory compliance

Primary Contacts

+1 416 865 4380
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