Natural Resources

EKB has worked with the natural resources industry for over 50 years in assisting our mining and forestry clients to reach their goals. We understand natural resources industries and the challenges and issues they face.

Properly advising such clients requires specialized knowledge both of these industries and the legal issues relevant to them. EKB has the expertise and the experience to assist mining and forestry companies in all aspects of their business.

EKB’s mining law experience extends from greenfields exploration projects to operating mines, and from British Columbia to a broad range of international jurisdictions in which its clients are active. We act for private and public mining companies, both domestic and international, and ranging in size from junior to mid-tier to major. We are experienced in assisting our clients to meet the challenges of this unique industry.

Our forestry law group is able to provide innovative and practical solutions from sale, purchase, merger, and re-organization of forestry companies to advice on regulatory compliance and representation before administrative tribunals and governmental officials.

Our natural resources services include corporate finance and securities, corporate law, and all aspects of commercial mining and forestry work. We regularly advise senior, mid-tier and junior mining clients on domestic and international mineral resource property transactions, including option agreements, joint venture agreements, royalty agreements, strategic alliance agreements and confidentiality agreements. We represent numerous forestry industry clients, in such specialized matters as timber harvesting contracts and subcontracts, transfer of timber tenures, rights and licenses, log purchase and sale contracts, and road construction and use contracts. Drawing on the experience of our securities, business law, business litigation, environmental and regulatory practice groups, we are able to assist our natural resource clients with a broad range of legal issues, all in the context of our experience in their industries.

EKB lawyers are currently recognized for their mining practice in:

  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Projects: Mining: Leading Canadian Firms – Latin America Wide
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada: Report on Canada’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada