Debt finance - Mining
“Norton Rose maintains its market-leading (mining) position with an excellent track record in debt-backed project financings”
Chambers and Partners UK 2012
“Norton Rose is a ‘big team for project finance’, ‘far more commercial than other firms’, and valued for ‘genuinely structuring deals tailored towards the client’.”
Legal 500 2011
Successful international project finance depends not only on a technically and economically strong project and management, but also on sound, practical legal advice on the political risks affecting specific jurisdictions.
With offices across Europe, the Asia Pacific region (including Australia), Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Kazakhstan, has an unsurpassed worldwide track record on financing mining projects enabling us to offer specialist and realistic guidance of what is and is not bankable from a legal perspective.
We have developed strong relationships with the commercial banks most active in the mining sector and have worked for many years with DFIs and ECAs, acting for them directly or for borrowers on projects funded by them. In the wake of liquidity constraints in western banks we regularly advise on projects involving Chinese finance and have developed a specific guide on accessing Chinese capital for mining projects.
We advise on all structures ranging from traditional project finance through to streaming and off-take finance. As the debt market has contracted we are increasingly developing hybrid debt solutions for borrowers and lenders.
We offer you
- global resources and track record
- global resources and unparalleled experience of the international mining industry
- unrivalled knowledge of current market trends and structures being used in the financing and development of mining projects
- creative debt solutions
- guidance on accessing Chinese finance solutions
- keen awareness of political risks and their management