Our mining and natural resources group is a Chambers & Partners’ Band 1 ranking practice equipped with leading lawyers with sound expertise and extensive experience. Our group has a profound understanding of Chinese legislation, administration, and interpretation of policies in the mining and natural resources sector and is capable of assisting clients navigate the challenging landscape of contentious and non-contentious mining-related matters. In addition, as one of China’s first law firms to take on international mining and natural resource work, our group has advised on greenfield investments, financing, and M&As of mining projects in more than 100 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Boasting multilingual professionals, including foreign lawyers, who speak English, French, Spanish, Russian, and other language and with considerable experience in negotiating with foreign governmental authorities, we are well poised to provide legal services for mining projects in most countries worldwide.
In addition to acting for prestigious domestic and foreign clients, including Fortune 500 companies, we also provide counseling and academic research services for mining-related governmental authorities, industry associations, and research institutes, such as the Ministry of Natural Resources of China (MNR) and the Oil and Gas Strategic Research Center under the MNR.
Our mining and natural resources services cover the entire industry chain, including due diligence on mining and natural resource rights and companies; financing, construction, operations, and maintenance of mining and natural resource projects; sale of mining and natural resource products; establishment of funds, restructurings, listings, securitization, and cross-border M&As in the mining and natural resource industry; mining- and natural resource-related litigation, arbitration, and compliance; and audit and rectification, maintenance of mining and natural resource rights, and long-term counseling for mining and natural resource companies. We are capable of systematically analyzing legal risks of mining projects from the perspectives of legislation trends, industrial planning, and compliance review, and providing feasible and tailored solutions based on our extensive practical experience.