Developing and operating a mine is never easy. Our team can clear the way by providing the experience and know-how to meet your organization’s needs from the initial property acquisition stage, through exploration and development to commercial production.
Our lawyers work with local and multi-national mining companies, infrastructure companies and financiers to achieve results in exploration and development, construction, operations and financing.
We advise on diligence and title issues to help our clients understand the risks and solutions relating to their operations. We have experience with respect to land title issues, advising on matters involving First Nations claims and environmental permitting procedure and risk review. We develop novel and straightforward strategies for asset acquisitions and dispositions, including through royalty agreements, joint ventures, options, purchase and sales, and mergers and acquisitions.
We have expertise in all levels of financings for mining companies, from initial seed financings for start-ups through project financing for mine development. Our experience includes equity financings and listings on Canadian stock exchanges such as the TSX, TSXV and the CSE, as well as on international exchanges such as the NYSE and the ASX. We are experienced in debt financings with Canadian and international lenders, including through alternative financing structures such as offtake agreements, joint ventures and royalty agreements.
We provide guidance in all aspects of mine development and operations such as negotiating with First Nations groups, navigating the governmental and environmental approval processes, developing construction and operations contracts and dealing with employee disputes.