Blakes is among Canada’s leading law firms with a track record as a global leader in the provision of legal services to the mining industry.
From junior explorers and mid-tier developers to global giants, mining companies worldwide turn to Blakes for strategic guidance and expert counsel on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, project finance and corporate finance transactions, as well as a wide range of operational and non-transactional matters, such as corporate governance, taxation, title matters and environmental compliance.
Other key areas of strength include providing advice on royalty transactions, commodity streaming arrangements, and associated financings and acquisitions. Blakes also provides advice to Canadian businesses operating abroad in all aspects of foreign anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters. We regularly provide risk avoidance and compliance advice, including performing proactive anti-corruption risk assessments at mine sites around the world.
Our experienced Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution team has represented Canadian and international mining clients worldwide on nearly every issue imaginable, assisting them at every stage of their disputes, from risk evaluation through litigation and enforcement in Canadian courts at all levels, before domestic and international arbitration panels,at the negotiating table, and before government agencies and tribunals.
Blakes Mining lawyers have acted for clients on projects across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East on the exploration, development and operation of mining projects involving a wide array of resources and minerals.
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