When complex and high-stakes mining disputes arise, industry clients retain Blakes. Our experienced Mining Litigation & Dispute Resolution team has represented Canadian and international mining clients worldwide on nearly every issue imaginable, representing them at every stage of their disputes, from risk evaluation through litigation and enforcement in Canadian courts at all levels, before domestic and international arbitration panels, at the negotiating table, and before government agencies and tribunals.
Handling diverse claims involving a wide array of resources and minerals across Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, we have represented clients in disputes regarding mine ownership, control, exploration, development and operations, joint venture partners, shareholders and customers, Indigenous rights, environmental and regulatory matters, mining construction issues, and take-over bids and proxy contests in securities commissions across Canada. We have also arbitrated disputes on behalf of clients on an ad hoc basis and under the supervision of international arbitration institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. In addition, we have represented clients on investor-state matters under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Beyond resolving disputes, we work closely with our clients to devise effective risk-management strategies to avoid disputes and limit their exposure to litigation.
Consistently ranked at the top of the league tables for mining transactions in Canada and globally, we also have one of Canada’s largest, most powerful and successful litigation and dispute resolution practices, enabling us to offer extraordinary depth and breadth of industry knowledge, practice expertise and litigation experience in each of our offices around the globe.