Mining

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In 1882, Parsons Behle & Latimer was founded as a mining law firm, and for the past 130 years, we have partnered with hard rock mining clients in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America to guide them through every aspect of some of the largest mining transactions ever completed. 

Parsons’ Mining attorneys create solid, long-term relationships with national and international mining clients to become a solid partner through every phase of a project from exploration to closure and reclamation. Clients gain exceptional efficiencies from our multidisciplinary teams that provide every mining-related service including environmental and energy law, EPCM, financing, corporate transactions and M&A, real estate, government relations, litigation and employment and labor law.

Parsons’ Mining team handles: 

  • Land and claim acquisition and leasing
  • Pre-project, acquisition and divestiture due diligence
  • Joint ventures
  • Project financing
  • Tax structuring
  • Project permitting and environmental compliance
  • Purchasing
  • Refining and smelting arrangements
  • Commodity hedging
  • Power supply arrangements
  • Political advisory services
  • Mergers, reorganizations and divestments
  • Litigation
  • All other legal aspects of mining exploration and development   

We partner with clients that range from small junior exploration and mining companies to diversified international mining companies. 

U.S. Mining Law Handbook

The Mining Law Short Course Handbook is a comprehensive overview of mining laws in the United States relating to the acquisition, exploration, development, operation and closure of hard rock mining projects. For several years, Parsons has partnered with the American Exploration and Mining Association and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada to present the Handbook in the form of a full-day short course at each association’s annual convention. To view Parsons attorneys’ U.S. Mining Law Short-Course presentation from the 2018 American Exploration and Mining Association annual meeting, click here.

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Representative Matters

Represented Barrick Gold Corporation as lead counsel in an historic joint venture between Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, creating the world’s third-largest gold mining company, Nevada Gold Mines LLC.
Parsons engineered the bankruptcy asset buyout of Cloud Peak Energy Company by its client, NTEC. The purchase makes NTEC the third-largest coal producer in the United States.
ACTED FOR BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION IN $110 MILLION SALE TO SUBSIDIARIES OF WATERTON PRECIOUS METALS FUND II CAYMAN, LP
ACTED FOR BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION IN $610 MILLION SALE OF NON-CORE ASSETS TO KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION IN NEVADA

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