Global transaction activity in the mining sector is down. While financing remains constrained there is a need for creative dealmaking. Learn more from our team.
Torys’ Mining and Metals team understands the dynamics and cycles of the sector. Our practical approach comes from a history of deep involvement in the industry, assisting leading players on high-profile matters.
The mining sector continues to experience challenges, which industry players have responded to with a variety of strategies in an effort to be adaptive. With nuanced understanding of both our clients’ needs and goals and the global landscape, we regularly advise our clients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally with M&A, financings, exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements.
We also regularly advise clients on precious metal and base metal loans, leases and consignments, safekeeping and custody arrangements, and trading and purchase facilities. If an arrangement is collateralized, we also advise on intercreditor and subordination issues.
From our North American base in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal, we work on every aspect of the sector, including resource development (in both domestic and international regulatory environments), public and private securities issued by mining entities, bank financing (including project financing and corporate lending), mergers and acquisitions, and structuring and implementing domestic and international joint ventures.
Our mining and metals services include the following areas:
- mergers and acquisitions
- corporate and capital markets
- 43-101/SEC Guide 7 disclosure requirements
- project finance
- project development
- shareholder arrangements
- joint ventures
- foreign investment protection
- royalty, streaming and offtake arrangements
- environmental, health and safety
- competition and foreign investment review
- corporate social responsibility
- climate change
- Indigenous matters
- litigation and dispute resolution