Skadden regularly represents major, mid-tier and junior mining companies; investors in mining projects; and financial institutions acting as underwriters, advisers and lenders in corporate finance, M&A, joint venture and banking transactions, as well as nontransactional matters. Our clients are engaged in all segments of the industry, including exploration, development, production, smelting, refining and metal marketing, and have investments, projects and mineral properties on six continents.
Attorneys from Skadden’s capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking, project finance, tax, anti-corruption, international litigation and arbitration, derivative financial products, commodities and futures, and environmental practices have extensive experience with the issues facing mining companies today. The firm works with U.S. and global mining companies that prepare their mineral reserve information in accordance with SEC Industry Guide 7, as well as those that prepare their mineral reserve and resource information in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101, the JORC Code, the SAMREC Code and other relevant industry codes and standards. We understand the transactional, technical and disclosure challenges that are unique to the industry (e.g., the challenges encountered by international mining companies that report measured, indicated and inferred mineral resources in their home jurisdictions while not currently being permitted to do so in the United States).
We have advised on mining matters worldwide, including in Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Channel Islands, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.