Mining Law Firm of the Year
Fasken Martineau has been recognized for the ninth time as the world’s leading law firm for mining – more than any other law firm. – Who’s Who Legal (2017)
Top firm (Band 1) in Canada for Energy & Natural Resources (Mining)
"Consistently cited as one of Canada's most impressive mining teams, with extensive transactional and dirt law experience. Represents several industry heavyweights and is increasingly active on behalf of major Chinese mining clients. Advises on multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects alongside the firm's mining teams in London and Johannesburg."

- Chambers Canada (2017)
Leading Canadian Firm for Mining across Latin America
“Well-established practice with a deep bench covering both financing and M&As, as well as exploration, operation and closure of mining projects. Benefits from a strong presence throughout the continent, with noted activity in Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Advises medium-sized and large mining companies, as well as global banks and investors.”

- Chambers Global (2016)
Global Mining Law Firm of the Year
This is the eighth time that Fasken Martineau has been recognized as the leading law firm for mining worldwide. Fasken Martineau has received this award more than any other law firm in the world.

- Who’s Who Legal (2016)

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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 eight 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

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