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Mining and Metals

Allen & Overy's global Mining group has acted for some of the world's major international mining and metals companies, offering a team of internationally renowned legal experts.

Their market leading experience includes advising on a number of industry 'firsts' and major innovative transactions. Our global team's expertise extends to advising clients in a range of businesses from mining (non-ferrous, precious metals and other minerals) to smelting, refining, trading and semi-manufacturing.

The combination of our experience across the full life cycle of a mine – from acquisition and financing to expansion and disposal – means we can provide a comprehensive understanding of the mining sector and the likely issues and solutions that arise in a wide variety of transactions.

Our aim is to find commercial solutions for investors in complex legal and regulatory regimes. In addition to M&A and financing expertise, this also requires a solid understanding of the tax and regulatory rules across many jurisdictions.

We are ideally placed to help our clients, advising from our own offices in Europe, the U.S., Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

News and insights

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Publications: 10 January 2023

The EU and UK adopt further sanctions against Russia

At the close of 2022, and with the war in Ukraine entering its tenth month, the EU and the UK adopted further sanctions packages against Russia. The latest sanctions packages include further asset…

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Publications: 09 December 2022

What corporate data tells us about future M&A activity

We track a range of metrics to assess the likelihood of future deal activity across sectors. This analysis points to hotspots of M&A in tech, consumer, life sciences and possibly mining in the year to…

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Publications: 26 October 2022

The European Commission puts supply chains under the spotlight

Supply chain risks are drawing attention across the globe. Recent geo-political and economic shocks such as Covid-19, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S.-China trade war and connected inflation are…

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Publications: 16 November 2021

The UK’s trade remedies regime

The creation of an independent UK trade remedies regime is a critical and under-reported aspect of the UK’s new trade policy. Going forward, the UK’s newfound ability to shape its own trade remedies…

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