The mining industry has moved from the traditional markets where we built our expertise, such as Australia, Canada and Indonesia. We have grown globally as our clients have pursued opportunities in the new markets of Central Asia, Africa and South America, our international expertise helping to identify and minimise risk.
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. What sets us apart is our unparalleled resources locally, nationally and globally with the requisite knowledge on the ground in the key mining jurisdictions, new and old.
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.