The mining and metals sector has had a turbulent few years, but 2017 oversaw the recovery of confidence and commodity prices. Baker McKenzie has seen the true low cost jurisdictions in Africa and South America attracts M&A activity, with consolidation and consortium plays. We have also been involved in new projects in the high tech and battery industry minerals and metals, which have continued to receive funding and strong stock market interest, with Lithium and Cobalt leading the way.
It is with optimism that the industry looks forward. With an environment of post-boom low cost operations, steading commodity prices and greater access to capital.
Boasting one of the world's largest mining and metals projects practices, our lawyers are comfortable working on mining finance and investment in both established and emerging markets. This allows us to offer clients a strong legal and commercial understanding of countries that offer attractive investment opportunities. We also maintain a network of reliable local counsel in locations where we do not have a presence.
We work collaboratively with clients through all phases of a mining project, including:
Development, production and processing
Expansions and acquisitions
Marketing and sales
Our comprehensive local knowledge, global reach and expertise enable us to bring together the right people, with the right skills, wherever our clients are operating. Whether you are dealing with our transaction coordinators in outbound centers or core group members in project location countries, we will always compile teams with an appropriate blend of skills in a timely and cost-effective manner.