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.