Canada's world leading mining capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to global natural resources, finance opportunities for companies at all stages and sophisticated technical know-how. Over 1,400 junior, mid-market and senior mining companies with Canadian and global mineral projects of all kinds are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Of the approximately 9,700 mineral exploration projects held by TSX-listed companies, 50 percent are outside Canada.

Where We Help

We are one of the few Canadian law firms with expertise to service all the needs of mining clients, from capital markets and corporate matters to regulatory and environmental issues. Our services include:

  • M&A and capital markets;
  • corporate governance and securities compliance;
  • exploration and development agreements;
  • royalty, streaming and off-take agreements;
  • mine permitting and closure plans;
  • litigation and dispute resolution;
  • resource taxation;
  • environmental compliance;
  • real property acquisitions;
  • labour, health and safety planning and response; and
  • mining incident and response assistance.

"Bennett Jones, in my humble opinion, are mining experts that clients can rely on. They have an extensive web they can cast, allowing them access to specific talent or pools of lawyers for any specialty. This team is aligned with my personal values of trust, respect and integrity."

What Clients Say


The Benefit of Bennett Jones

Our mining team counsels mining companies of all sizes and stages on the full range of financing activities in equity and debt markets globally. We structure practical financing plans and processes that emphasize your desired business outcomes. We regularly lead or collaborate with multi-jurisdictional financing teams.

In mining project development, we have strong experience in federal and provincial environmental assessment and permitting. We provide sophistication in negotiating construction and project agreements, including a track record in developing positive relationships with aboriginal communities. And, we offer best practices in environmental and safety risk management and enhancing corporate social responsibility and reputation management.

A Proven Partner in Mining

Based upon our knowledge and experience of the global mining industry, we have the ability to serve our clients through the entire life cycle of a mining project or transaction, resulting in significant cost savings and operational efficiencies:

  • prospecting and surveying;
  • exploration;
  • mine planning and design;
  • mine development;
  • production;
  • closure and reclamation; and
  • post-closure.

"A great practice—they have very strong and knowledgeable lawyers and give strong mining advice."

What Clients Say


Key Contact

Sander A.J.R. Grieve
Sander A.J.R. Grieve
Head of Mining Industry Team

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Ranked, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
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The Legal 500: Canada

Recommended, Energy: Mining
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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Consistently Recommended, Mining: Toronto
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