Mining Law

Cassels has distinguished itself in the vanguard of the mining industry, offering the largest and most experienced dedicated mining group of any major Canadian law firm. We are ranked as Tier 1 for mining law by Chambers Canada, which declares that Cassels is:

“A front-line firm in the mining business.”

We represent a veritable who’s who of mining and natural resources clients, including some of the largest gold producers in the world and all of the active investment banks in the sector. We have also become the go-to firm for juniors looking to grow into larger entities or position themselves for acquisition.

Our clients explore, build and operate mineral projects across the globe in gold, silver, copper, nickel, iron ore, uranium, and diamonds. They have engaged us to act on some of the most important deals in recent years involving mining projects in North, Central and South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Each year, we act on more than 100 of the most significant mining-related corporate finance and M&A transactions around the world.

Our lawyers are revered not only for their exceptional proficiency in M&A and corporate finance but also for their contributions to thought leadership in connection with exploration, development, operations and regulatory issues, and are frequently tapped to write and speak on advancements in the industry and to work with prominent business and political leaders on groundbreaking industry matters.

Battery Metals

The rising demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as other battery-related applications, is leading to substantial growth in all aspects of the battery production supply chain. A trend that is forecast to continue over the next several years. This, in turn, has been a catalyst for the development of battery metals that supply the raw materials for battery production, including lithium, copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite, among others. Cassels holds an industry-leading position as legal advisor in the battery metals sector in Canada, acting for some of the largest and most advanced companies in the Canadian market and with expertise in the financing and development of projects throughout the world.

A “Clear Leader” in Mining Law

Noted by the Financial Post as the ‘clear leader in the sector’, our firm and mining law practitioners are regularly cited by respected domestic and international sources, including:

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Most Frequently Recommended for Mining Law (highest possible ranking)
  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Chambers Global Band 1 for Mining Law (highest possible ranking) – “acclaimed for its mining practice
  • Chambers Latin America – Tier 1 for Mining Law in Canada (highest possible ranking) – “A one-stop shop for mining matters.”
  • Chambers Australia
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Top-listed in Mining and Natural Resources Law
  • Who’s Who Legal