As the mining and metals industry strives to satisfy unprecedented demand, it also continues to confront a number of challenges, including heavy regulatory diligence in most regions of the world, differing demands from a rapidly expanding base of stakeholders, antitrust, and national security issues, as well as health, safety, and environmental issues.
With more than 400 lawyers advising regularly on natural
resource-related matters, Vinson & Elkins has developed distinctive capabilities to
assist mining and metals industry participants to meet their unique business
challenges. We provide clients with advice related to a full spectrum of
complex mining and metals transactions, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions,
project development and finance, environmental, antitrust, tax, regulatory
issues, and dispute resolution (including cross-border litigation).
V&E possesses extensive experience across the energy
industry value chain in nearly every energy-producing region in the world. We have significant English law capabilities, including dual-qualified lawyers who advise on both English and U.S. legal
matters. Our clients in the mining and metals
sector have included energy and mining companies, state-owned companies,
private equity investors, and project sponsors.