While the level of growth varies in response to global market conditions, Australia enjoys a rich endowment of high-quality minerals. We are undeniably a world leader in the mining sector, attracting inbound investment and pursuing opportunities offshore.
Both in Australia and globally, mining activities are heavily regulated, complex and often of significant financial and reputational value. Mineral producers are grappling with broad-ranging issues, including elevated geopolitical risk, access to resources, shareholder activism and a shift away from traditional resources towards minerals that feed into the battery supply chain and support a transition to a low carbon economy.
How well companies respond to these challenges and convert opportunities into future success depends on their ability to control costs, improve asset productivity and embrace technology and innovation.
How we can help
Our involvement in the biggest and most significant projects and deals in the Australian mining sector gives us unparalleled knowledge across all aspects of the mining life cycle and has placed us at the forefront of developments in this multifaceted sector.
We advise on all mineral sector deals, including:
- the establishment of joint ventures;
- cross-border transactions;
- farm-in arrangements;
- acquisition or divestment of mining assets;
- primary and secondary equity offerings on the major APAC stock exchanges; and
- funding mining projects, with particular expertise in cross-border project financings.
From entry to exit, and at all stages in between
We understand the challenges which participants in the sector face - across all commodity types – through investment, operation, expansion, divestment and closure.
Working with you in an integrated way
We leverage our collective experience and expertise to support our clients in all areas – including competition, regulatory and compliance, taxation, IP, environmental law, native title and disputes – in order to bring mineral production projects to life and to maximise their potential. Our presence in Asia and Australia, enhanced by our alliance with Linklaters, means we can serve our clients globally.
Providing an innovative and seamless service to achieve the optimal outcome
Helping our clients respond to this ever-changing landscape, combined with our experience of risk mitigation strategies and a proven ability to navigate often untested legal regimes, means we are best placed to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.