Infrastructure, mining and commodities
Our mining lawyers in Moscow are consistently top-ranked for their work on mining transactions including those involving precious and semi-precious metals (including gold), diamonds, minerals, iron ore and coal. Part of an international team, we service and connect the world’s key mining countries, including Canada, Australia, Africa, China, Latin America and Kazakhstan.
In January 2012 we strengthened our mining practice when leading Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon - with its highly regarded Russian mining practice - joined Norton Rose Group. Macleod Dixon received a top-tier (Band 1) ranking in the Mining category from Chambers & Partners four years in a row (2008-2011).
Our legal professionals are at the forefront of emerging legislative issues in the mining sector and have a wealth of industry contacts. We chair the Moscow-based “mining think tank” - the Mining Advisory Council, which brings together high-level mining industry participants from various countries and governments.
We work on major financing, corporate and capital markets deals, entailing complex cross border issues and expert knowledge of Russian regulatory matters.
We advise on:
- competition law
- customs and export control
- foreign investment restrictions
- hedging instruments
- licence applications
- limitations on pledge
- regulatory compliance
- risk management, disputes and litigation
- sales of assets and equity in mining companies
- stock market listings
- structuring mining projects