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Legal advice is crucial in major resources projects. But the best lawyers in this field don't just offer advice - they develop solutions to the complex legal and commercial issues that arise on so many projects.

Allens advise and act on the full spectrum of legal issues in the resources sector, from minerals, gas and petroleum exploration, to production and marketing. The region's major players seek our advice on issues as diverse as financing, taxation, litigation, acquisitions, joint ventures, environmental audits and native title issues.

For over a decade, Chambers Global has ranked Allens among the top Mining and Minerals firms in the world.

The resources team at Allens also tops the rankings in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. It ranks Allens as top tier (band one) in Australia, noting 'they get the advice right and the quality is consistently there year on year thanks to their depth of knowledge'.

Experience you can count on

Our pre-eminence in resources law is based on a long history of working on many of the most significant resource projects and transactions in Australia and in the Asian region. More recently, our work has taken us to jurisdictions as diverse as India, Mongolia, Brazil and Guinea. Our role as key advisers to many of the world's largest resources groups, such as Rio Tinto, has placed us at the cutting edge of developments in the natural resources area.

We use our extensive experience and expertise in this sector to represent successfully the interests of proponents, syndicate managers, joint venture participants, lenders, borrowers, equity issuers and underwriters.

Solving the toughest legal challenges

Reputation means little unless you keep up with the latest challenges in the industries you wish to serve. We are helping major players prepare for new sector developments relevant to all stages of their project life-cycle, and emerging technologies such as carbon capture and storage, sea floor mining and mining equipment designed to increase productivity.

We are lawyers with strategic knowledge, technical and negotiating skills, and a commercial approach. We are committed to helping you make things happen, whatever the project or transaction – and whatever the obstacles.