​Ashurst is a leading international law firm with in-depth knowledge and experience in the global mining industry.

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Specialist advisers in the mining industry

We field teams of lawyers from multiple practice areas with considerable industry expertise, delivering integrated and collaborative teams to advise on mining matters worldwide.

This sector knowledge is essential in enabling us to provide a high quality bespoke and cost effective service, and means we are familiar with the issues and challenges our clients face.

Our sector focus and breadth of practice experience is rare amongst the major international law firms. It has allowed us to partner with many major organisations, and advise on some of the most significant and challenging deals and projects in the sector.

Your global partner

With our experience and offices around the globe, we advise in many mining jurisdictions and markets. These include Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, South America, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Full project life cycle support

We have dedicated specialists in the areas of financing, project development, operations, employment, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution. We provide the full spectrum of legal advice through each stage of a mining project, and from locations across the globe.

Multi-commodity expertise

Our experience spans projects relating to a diverse range of minerals including iron ore, coal, gold, uranium, copper, silver, nickel, zinc and mineral sands. We act for a very large number of companies across these commodities, from the super-majors through to the junior explorers, as well as banks and investors.

They are very commercially and strategically focused, they understand our business and the market dynamic. CHAMBERS, 2016


As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2016


    Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

  • 2016


    African M&A Deal of the Year – Iluka Resources acquisition of Sierra Rutile

  • 2015


    Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

  • ​2018


    Tier 1, Energy & Natural Resources (Australia)

  • ​2018

    THE LEGAL 500

    Tier 1, Natural Resources (Australia)

  • ​2017

    THE LEGAL 500

    Tier 2, Mining and Minerals (London)

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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