Mining Prospects Trends and Developments in Mining Law in Canada and Internationally


With an exceptional understanding of the areas of law that are relevant to mine exploration and development – including finance, mining, environmental and tax law – McCarthy Tétrault’s Mining Group provides the full range of legal and business advice to the global mining industry.

We understand the complexities and ever-changing nature of the sector, and have experience from grassroots exploration through development and operation to mine closure and rehabilitation. We advise on permitting and Aboriginal matters in relation to mining projects across Canada, and offer extensive international expertise in specialized mining agreements, including mining property and rights acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, product off-take and royalty agreements. Because of our industry knowledge and ability to work with local counsel on the ground, our practice also frequently takes us across borders. We have successfully led transactions involving mining projects in North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Our clients benefit from our extensive network of contacts in the mining and metals and finance communities. Through our connections, we move easily among lenders, strategic investors, borrowers, international majors, exploration companies, government representatives and providers of capital. We work hard at establishing and maintaining good working relationships so we can understand fully our clients’ operations, styles and goals. We are available where and when our clients need us.

For further information about us, please visit McCarthy Tétrault’s website.