Blakes offers mining industry clients a multidisciplinary approach that draws on our extensive experience in the industry. We are counsel to major, intermediate and junior mining companies listed on various exchanges around the world, as well as investment dealers that act as advisors and underwriters to mining companies.
Blakes advises mining companies on a wide range of operational and commercial matters. We regularly advise on all aspects of tendering, negotiating and drafting of project-related contracts, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM), construction, civil works, rail, road, infrastructure, supply, lease, as well as Indigenous contracting. We advise on mine reclamation, decommissioning and closure issues, royalty arrangements, and mineral rights concerns.
We have expertise on corporate social responsibility matters, including Indigenous rights and issues, and have assisted with Indigenous and community consultation and engagement, and negotiated and drafted agreements with Indigenous groups, including project support agreements or impact benefit agreements. We work with our clients to provide construction and infrastructure solutions for mine development projects, including road, rail, port and housing arrangements, as well as energy infrastructure such as renewable-energy production and transmission.
We also assist clients with respect to domestic and international corporate taxation matters for entities operating in the resource industry, as well as dispute resolution and arbitration.
The Firm's expertise and proven experience allow us to provide our clients with timely, practical and strategic advice while facilitating their mandates and assisting them in realizing their business objectives. Our Mining lawyers are highly ranked in national and international directories and ranking publications, and are involved in industry organizations such the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Energy and Resource Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association National Environment and various committees of regulatory bodies.