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Mining & Minerals

In recent years, the mining and minerals industry has seen increased shareholder disputes and regulatory scrutiny. There have been growing concerns over the impact of the industry on climate change and the move to decarbonisation, differing demands from a rapidly expanding base of stakeholders, a shift to alternative financing structures and the globalisation of the industry as a whole.

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Understanding your legal commercial needs

The laws and regulations surrounding mining and mineral exploration have become increasingly complex as governments demand greater returns and increased oversight of natural resources. Mining industry leaders need to stay vigilant to ensure compliance with policies and procedures pertaining to mining waste storage, health and safety, land preservation, air and water quality and hazardous materials.

DWF's mining team can advise clients on all aspects of a project including the first stages of exploration to the development of the project, its financing, and the production and marketing of metals or minerals as well as the sale and purchase of projects.

Our corporate team advises issuers from across the world on IPOs, follow-on offerings, public M&A and general corporate governance, securities law compliance and reporting issues. We are one of the leading legal advisers to both issuers and underwriters active in the AIM market, one of the most important sources of capital for mining and natural resources companies globally.

Our dispute resolution team provides legal services to global commodities and mining companies, charterers, ship owners, and their insurers and reinsurers. We represent clients in international arbitration under all of the major rules and frequently act in local litigation together with our trusted network of local counsel.

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