Our mining legal team has years of experience advising a variety of clients on numerous deals in the sector. Our aim is to always deliver cost efficient and commercial solutions that reflect and support clients’ business priorities.

Working on both the company side and the investment bank side, we have handled a range of corporate transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A involving mining and mining support companies. Our work in this sector complements our extensive Energy and Natural Resources practice which provides advice across the fields of corporate, dispute resolution, projects, finance and restructuring, competition, tax and regulation. 

Our aim is to be regarded as an extension of our clients’ own team – working with them to achieve their strategic and commercial goals – and to deliver the highest standards of quality and excellence.

For more information on our mining legal services please get in touch. 

We have been immensely impressed with Shepherd and Wedderburn's strict legal advice, blended with a strong understanding of commercial issues. The 'entrepreneurial spirit' is similar to the Petmin culture.

Jan du Preez, Chief Executive
Petmin Limited

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Afferro Mining Inc
Acted for Afferro Mining Inc in its c $200 million acquisition by a wholly owned subsidiary of International Mining & Infrastructure Corporation plc by way of a Canadian plan of arrangement
Ambrian Partners Limited
Acted for Ambrian Partners Limited in connection with the £4.45 million share placing by Weatherly International plc
EMR Capital Resources
Acted for EMR Capital Resources Fund I, L.P., the Australia-managed specialist resources private equity fund, in its £14.7 million tranched investment in West Cumbria Mining (Holdings) Limited’s Whitehaven coking coal project in North West England
Numis Securities Limited
Acted for Numis Securities Limited in the AIM IPO of MDM Engineering Group Limited and placing raising £5 million