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Maximising sustainable mining operations to shape a better future for our communities.

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Mining creates many of the essential building blocks for our modern world.

From traditional uses of steel, copper and alloys for cities; infrastructure for transport, communication and energy transmission; cars, boats, planes, satellites and smartphones; to battery metals and critical minerals making possible the exciting developments in renewable energy generation and storage – minerals and metals we create, together with the technologies that use them, are driving an ever more sustainable future.

Mining is becoming more sustainable, with a greater focus on ESG concerns. We are assisting our mining clients, mining financiers and governments to navigate and deliver on these ESG concerns, across all parts of the mining life-cycle. Miners are consulting more widely with social stakeholder and community groups to ensure they engage with ESG concerns. They are increasingly using innovative technology to automate processes for a safer workplace and with less impact on the environment. Financiers are demanding, and rewarding, sustainable mining projects.

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Your global partner

With our experience and offices around the globe, we advise in many mining jurisdictions and markets, including Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

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Full project life cycle support

We are a go-to adviser for our clients in relation to their existing projects, and also their greenfield and brownfield projects. Our understanding of the context in which our clients operate enables us to provide advice at the strategic and operational levels.

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Multi-commodity expertise

We act for a large number of companies across a range of minerals and metals, from the super-majors through to the junior explorers, trading houses, as well as banks and investors.

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Our core legal team also works seamlessly with our Ashurst Risk Advisory team to provide practical and commercial approaches to managing risk, driving change and operational performance. We also draw on our technology team to provide advanced electronic collaboration, automation and production tools to provide faster, more consistent and cost-effective legal services.


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