Mining Capabilities

Extensive Sector Expertise

Baker McKenzie boasts one of the strongest mining and metals teams in the world. We have been specialising in international exploration and mining for more than 60 years and have a strong history in delivering solutions to the global mining industry in traditional markets and in the new frontiers.

Our clients include 5 out of the top 10 global listed mining companies by market capitalisation. We are on the global panels of several leading mining firms and have extensive experience advising major mining companies such as Rio Tinto, Vale, Ma’aden and Arcelor Mittal.

We are at the forefront of the energy transition and the impact this is having on the mining sector. We have assisted clients in shifting their energy supply away from traditional carbon sources, in attracting M&A activity to Africa and advised on the impact of the energy transition is having on traditional energy metals. We have also been involved in new activities in the high tech and battery industry minerals and metals, which continue to receive funding and strong stock market interest, with Lithium and Cobalt leading the way.

Full Service Offering

We advise our mining clients across multiple transactional and advisory practice areas including M&A, Tax, Compliance, Employment, Environmental and Real Estate, offering a strong legal and commercial understanding of the business and regulatory environment they operate in. We work collaboratively through all phases of a mining life cycle and are told by our clients that we act more seamlessly and in an integrated way than any other firm.

International Coverage, Local knowledge

Our comprehensive local knowledge, global reach and expertise enable us to bring together the right people, with the right skills, wherever our clients are operating and have a presence in more mining jurisdictions than any of our competitors across Canada, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and multiple jurisdictions across the Middle East and Latin America, including Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.