Mining and Natural Resources

We act for Canadian and foreign natural resource companies and investors engaged in the mineral exploration, mining, oil and gas, and forestry industries on a national and international level. Our clients also include equipment and service suppliers to these sectors. 

Our lawyers have represented international mining concerns in all aspects of their activities, from the acquisition of properties to the development and exploitation of assets and the distribution of products. We also have significant experience in the acquisition and disposition of forest properties and assets.

To serve our clients engaged in these sectors, we offer advice on:

  • acquisitions and dispositions of mineral resources, mines and mining companies
  • mineral resource and project development agreements
  • structuring and implementation of strategic investments, national and international joint ventures, partnerships and co-participations
  • acquisitions and dispositions of forest properties
  • lumber processing and operations
  • marketing contracts, product off-take and royalty agreements
  • construction, engineering and equipment purchases

Clients also benefit from our expertise in the following areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions — advising on public and private transactions
  • Corporate – advising on the appropriate structuring of Canadian subsidiaries or on setting up domestic or international joint ventures
  • Financing — negotiating and drafting project finance agreements
  • Real Estate – advising on land acquisitions, leasing and all related regulatory issues

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