Acting for Prominent Natural Resources Companies and Investors Around the World

The firm is regularly trusted with major transactions and high-value disputes, and consistently delivers.

Debevoise’s lawyers regularly represent the world’s leading mining companies in both complex corporate transactions and high-value disputes with governments and commercial entities.

Our team has developed an unparalleled in-depth knowledge of the mining sector and the challenges that mining companies routinely face by handling novel corporate transactions and cutting-edge disputes for some of the most prominent natural resources companies and investors in the world.

We consistently handle a wide spectrum of complex transactions in Latin America, Russia, many other emerging countries and the US, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project financings and securities offerings, several of which have involved greenfield investments. We won The American Lawyer Global M&A Deal of the Year: Chile for our representation of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with Codelco.

Our disputes team regularly represents some of the world’s biggest mining companies in high-stakes litigations and arbitrations, including with host governments, around the world. We have represented, among others, OJSC Norilsk Nickel MMC, Interros International Investments Ltd., Tethyan Copper Company, Barrick Gold Corp., Mitsui & Co., and Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation in high-stakes disputes at the intersection of international and commercial law.

Our transactional and international disputes teams work hand-in-hand to provide seamless support to our clients. In addition, lawyers in our Metals & Mining Group have outstanding support in core related areas such as finance, tax, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, benefits, environmental law and litigation risk management. Our lawyers speak over 30 languages and are qualified in various civil and common law jurisdictions. We pride ourselves in offering our clients uniformly high-quality work around the world. The firm’s international presence, with offices in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Luxembourg, gives Debevoise exceptional cross-border capabilities, as well as local law capacity in key markets.