Mining & Metals

Latham & Watkins’ multi-disciplinary Mining & Metals Industry Group reaches every aspect of the metals' value chain, from mineral exploration through large-scale mining activity, downstream industries, value added products and beyond.

Understanding the Complexities of a Global Industry

To better serve its natural resources clients, Latham’s Mining & Metals Industry Group, unique in terms of its diversity and scope, includes lawyers who have been involved in mining and metals transactions and projects worldwide. They understand the industry and are there to help clients avoid the hazards that abound in this complex legal area.

Working in virtually every active jurisdiction: 

  • Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

The group provides legal advice to:

  • Financial institutions
  • Governments
  • Large, intermediate, and small mining companies
  • Mining service companies
  • Sovereign wealth funds and state owned industries
  • Other industry players

Latham’s lawyers have deep and broad experience in the range of transactions and other assignments that arise in the typical life cycle of a mine and metal production process. The group’s work ranges from representation of a Japanese multinational in its multi-billion dollar project financing related to a portfolio of Chilean copper mines to advising on a Scandinavian aluminum and renewable energy company’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of a Brazilian aluminum business.

Comprehensive Experience

Latham’s mining and metals lawyers advise industry clients in all aspects of their business, including:

  • Commodities
  • Environmental
  • Equity Financing and Listings
  • Joint Ventures and Earn-Ins
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining and Metals Disputes
  • Mineral Concessions
  • Project Development
  • Project Finance