Metals & Mining

In the complex legal environment of the global mining industry, you need legal expertise that can cut through red tape, develop innovative, practical strategies and resolve complicated disputes.

You need experts who have technical knowledge of the mining cycle, with experience from grassroots exploration through development and operation to mine closure, and who can respond to a client’s changing legal requirements throughout the life of a project.

That’s why mining companies, underwriters and lenders in Canada and internationally look to McCarthy Tétrault’s Metals & Mining Group for their legal needs.

You will benefit from the world-class expertise we have acquired as leading lawyers involved in some of the largest national and international mining transactions. Our lawyers work under both common and civil law regimes and in numerous languages in key mining regions around the world, including Africa, Australia, Central and South America and China.

Members of our Mining Group are based in the major centres for mining finance and investment: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal and London, UK. State-of-the art systems allow us to operate seamlessly across our firm and put the right people with the right skills on the job, regardless of location.

You can take advantage of our multi-office, interdisciplinary teams to meet all of your business objectives. Our industry-focused practitioners have experience in a broad spectrum of mining, including base and precious metals, coal and diamonds, and have earned international recognition in numerous specialty areas including:

  • Specialized mining agreements – Mining property and rights acquisitions, joint ventures, project development and financing, product offtake and royalty agreements.
  • Aboriginal issues – Virtually every mining project in Canada, and internationally, involves Aboriginal communities. We have one of the best Aboriginal law practices in the country.
  • Business law – As a mining client, you require a legal team that can also deliver quality advice on securities, international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Litigation – Whether you are concerned about a mining property dispute, an environmental hearing or the interpretation of joint-venture agreements, we work actively to resolve your dispute through arbitration or in court.

Together, we are the McCarthy Tétrault Mining Group, serving the mining industry in Canada and around the world.