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Mining and Metals

Freshfields’ mining and metals group spans practice areas including capital markets, M&A, antitrust and dispute resolution in an industry-focused team providing an integrated service to diverse clients around the world.

Freshfields advises all players in the mining and metals sector on their most complex and strategic mandates, including super-majors, mid-cap and junior mining companies, project companies, service companies, funds (including sovereign wealth funds) and other global financial and infrastructure investors, export credit agencies, and lending and underwriting banks. We help these clients deal with rising expectations of ESG standards, the need to decarbonize value chains, geopolitical risks and digitalization.

We advise on some of the world’s largest takeovers (both public and private), and complex project financings and refinancings in the sector, drawing on our leading antitrust, regulatory, tax and finance lawyers to provide forward-looking advice and innovative solutions.

As a recognized market leader in dispute resolution, including international arbitration, global investigations, risk management, competition litigation and financial disputes, Freshfields is one of the few firms able to help mining and metals clients manage risk in both developed nations and emerging markets worldwide. 


Corporate team of the year – The Lawyer Awards 2023

Top of GCR’s Global Elite ranking (15th time) – Global Competition Review: GCR Global Elite 2023

Number one for global merger control – Global Competition Review: GCR 100 Survey 2023

Freshfields recognised as a top international arbitration law firm globally; 41 lawyers recognised as leaders in the field – Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2023

Firm of the Year: Arbitration; Competition & Trade; M&A – Who’s Who Legal

Awards 2022 Law Firm of the Year Banking and Finance – JUVE Awards 2022