Welcome to the latest edition of the Mayer Brown Global Mining Update which focuses on some of the key legal issues and developments that have been affecting the Mining sector over recent months.

Space mining; fantasy or reality?

Global Mining, October 2018

Bylined article from the head of Global Mining Ian Coles on the legal issues around extra-terrestrial mining.

Mining's Genesis Blocks

Trainee Solicitor Rhys Morgan discusses the impact of blockchain in the mining sector.

Lithium in 2018: Has the bubble burst?

Global Mining, August 2018

Partner Rachel Speight discusses the current state of the lithium mining industry, and whether the recent bubble has burst.

An Overview of the Legal System in Mexico and its Impact on Mining Activity

October 2018

Partner Ariel Ramos and Counsel Jan Boker from Mayer Brown's Mexico City office provide an overview of the legal system in Mexico and discuss what effect this will have on mining activity in the country.

 Upcoming events

  • Tokyo, 27 November - Ian Coles, Rachel Speight and Sean Prior will be speaking at the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment on the topic of "Emerging opportunities and financing trends in the mining sector".

 We are delighted to announce that the Mayer Brown team have been recognised in the recently published UK Legal 500 – 2018 edition. Ian Coles and Rachel Speight have been named as "Leading individuals", whilst Danuta de Vries and Doye Balogun have been named as "Next generation lawyers".

The mining team have also been ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK – 2019 edition, with Ian Coles being ranked in Band 1 for individual lawyers.

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