Stikeman Elliott knows international mining. We are trusted counsel to our clients and we assist them in achieving their financing, acquisition, governance and strategic objectives in a practical and efficient manner. Mining sector clients rely on us to deliver creative legal solutions throughout the ups and downs of a cycle, enabling them to capitalize on opportunities as well as navigate through hostile situations to outcomes that maximize shareholder value.

Our Mining Group is highly active around the globe with lawyers providing integrated legal services and often working closely with international and local law firms to meet our clients’ needs.

Junior, intermediate and global mining companies receive expert counsel in all of their important transactions, from early stage financings, to initial public offerings and capital transactions (both equity and debt), to corporate or project-level mergers and acquisitions. While we are most often associated with mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, the Mining Group has been at the vanguard of stream finance and royalty transactions, project finance, joint ventures, as well as insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings in the sector.

Our Expertise

  • Acquisition strategy and defensive tactics
  • Debt and equity finance
  • Debt restructuring
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Government relations
  • Multi-jurisdictional offerings
  • Option agreements
  • Project construction
  • Project finance
  • Property acquisitions and dispositions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Resource finance
  • Resource taxation
  • Royalty finance
  • Services and supply arrangements
  • Stream finance
  • Chambers Canada 2020 for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
  • Chambers Global 2020 for Mining (International & Cross-Border)
  • Chambers Global 2018 for Projects & Energy (Mining & Minerals - Global-wide)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 for Mining
  • Chambers Latin America 2017 for Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms - Latin America-wide
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